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2018 MARKS A YEAR OF TREMENDOUS CHANGE FOR THE EFL INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
EduSA has reached a number of milestones in 2018 and we are excited to announce the new EXCO members for 2019, as well as our first full-time CEO. Looking back at the challenges that the South African EFL Industry has faced over the past 2 decades, we can confirm that our schools are finally accredited with the relevant government departments. The Department of Higher Education and Training ...
guard.me’s Nicoletta Pinto a Winner at WIE Awards in Berlin
guard.me International Insurance  is pleased to announce that Nicoletta Pinto, EU Account Manager, has won the prestigious  Rising Star of the Year Award  for 2018 at the Lead 50/50 Women in International Education (WIE) Awards held on November 3 rd , 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The event, now in its second year, brings together education professionals from across the world to ...
Technology Students gain first-hand Website user testing experience
This week students studying the  ICT50115 – Diploma of Information Technology  at New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology gained first-hand experience in a real web design user testing project.    Working with guest Web and UX designer Scott Heappey, the students participated in a three-stage user testing session.    User testing ...
Intrinsiq announces a special offer of its Flexible, Manageable and Simple Software Solution
Intrinsiq is proud to launch a special offer to Education Providers who are looking to upgrade to a software solution that is flexible, manageable and simple to use. This offer consists of the following: - The Intrinsiq software FREE of charge for up to 10 months, for those schools who still have an ongoing contract with another software provider - Secure hosting of your system in the clo...
More detailed English UK quarterly data accompanied by small drop in student weeks
Data on UK ELT’s busiest quarter published by English UK today reveal a small drop in student weeks and greater insight into market behaviour. Members of QUIC, English UK’s quarterly reporting scheme, have provided more detailed data in 2018, making the quarter 3 (Q3) peak season statistics particularly informative. The summary report, available to all English UK members, also sh...
Record-breaking Month for Schools & Agents
We started the year with around 21,000 website visitors and just under 10,000 social media followers.  11 months down the line and we're still breaking records and hitting milestones.   We are proud to announce that in November we have registered over 42,000 website visitors and over 17,000 social media followers, taking Schools & Agents to its best month ever since the co...
Fly to Discover Turkey - Special Offers now available!
Turkish Airlines have launched the special offers here on flights that will be booked between the 28th November and 7th December 2018 for travel periods between the 7th January and 31st March 2019. This offer is a special offer for flights departing from Malta to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and they start from just 139 Euro! For more information go to www.thy.com , call Turkish Airlines at ...
The Importance of Student Testimonials – An Agent’s Perspective
In this day and age selling has become quite an aggressive business – be it the selling of tangible products as well as the selling of services. Education, is by no means an exception to this rule. Nowadays we are living in a world which uses every possible medium to spread the world about whatever it is that Company X or Business Y has to offer. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that when ...
2019 Intake dates to study Information Technology in Australia now open
New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology has eight intakes for students wanting to study Information Technology or Project Management in 2019. The first cohort commences 14 January, and applications are still open.   New Horizons is Australia’s leading technology education provider, delivering professional development, technology and project management training to Austral...
PRODIREKT to promote Masters and MBA student recruitment fairs
A US based education group and academic consultancy  PRODIREKT , which also owns the  Verbalists Language Network , has partnered with the leading education event organizer  Advent Group  to promote their Access MBA and Access Masters tours. Access MBA and Access Masters tours represent a series of events that take place in over 55 cities around the world. The tours ...
IALC schools celebrated at Turkey Roadshow and UED Awards
The  IALC 2018 Turkey Roadshow  brought representatives of 16 IALC schools to meet agencies in Istanbul 9-11 November 2018 and enjoy the 6th annual UED Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner.  The Roadshow consisted of one-to-one meetings with representatives of high-quality language schools in ten countries and five languages and in total over 30 Turkish agents attended the Roadshow....
Prodirekt at the world’s biggest education event focusing on higher education
In this article we're going to take a look at the experience that Prodirekt had at the ICEF Berlin Workshop earlier on this month. Here's what they had to say... "Once again, ICEF was very successful in bringing international educators, service providers, work & travel professionals, and the world’s best agents under the same roof, helping them to create strategic partnerships. In f...
Getting Students Excited About Mental Wellness at the International College of Manitoba
guard.me International Insurance  and the  keep.meSAFE  Student Support Program are very pleased to celebrate their collaborative partnership with the International College of Manitoba (ICM)’s 2018 Wellness Expo. The first annual expo, held on September 22nd, challenged students to create a business plan outlining a mental health initiative designed to engage students in...
International House Celebrates 65 years!
On the 16th November, International House World Organisation celebrated its 65th anniversary! To mark this occasion, they prepared a special video which will take you on an amazing journey starting from the very beginning with John and Brita Haycraft, the organisation's founders. From humble beginnings in a small house in Cordoba, to a global presence in more than 50 countries around the w...
The 3rd Ski & Network Event for the #intled Industry
The Network Plus is proud to present its next event. For the third consecutive year we will be organising our Ski & Network event in the Swiss Alps and this year the event dates are 9th - 14th March, 2019 . Ski & Network is a great concept for those individuals coming from the Education Travel Industry who are interested in meeting other professionals in an informal setting, far away ...
FELTOM Schools win important titles at the ESL Annual Award Ceremony
FELTOM is proud to announce that last night, ESL - Language studies abroad hosted their Annual Award Ceremony, where two FELTOM Member Schools, BELS English Language Schools and EC Malta, were victorious. These were BELS, who took home the title of "Teaching Programme of the Year" and EC who won the "School Group of the Year" award! The award ceremony took place at t...
ICEF holds another record-breaking event in Berlin
ICEF Berlin 2018, held between 4th and 6th November, was the most successful ICEF event in the company’s history. Record numbers of participants and more one-to-one meetings than any previous event emphasised ICEF Berlin’s status as the highlight of the global education calendar. A total of 2 842 participants from 1 789 organisations, representing 111 countries acros...
Interviewing ECCE - European Centre for Career Education
In today's interview we are going to find out more about the European Centre for Career Education, which is situation in Prague, Czech Republic. ECCE – if you had to describe your school in 3 words, what would they be, and why? Experience, Inspiration, Innovation.  Experience - We equip our students with the direct and practical experience from our lecturers' oc...
LanguageCert supporting English UK Events
Exam provider LanguageCert has signed a wide-ranging sponsorship deal with English UK. It covers sponsorship of English UK’s  Annual conference  and part sponsorship of the Academic and Marketing Conferences. The company was also a sponsor at StudyWorld 2018 and the Madrid event. Sarah Cooper, chief executive of English UK, said she was delighted with the deal. “Sp...
New Horizons and Navitas English launch direct Entry Pathway in Australia
New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology and Navitas English have launched an ELICOS to VET-Tech packaging partnership. Navitas English provide English language courses to over 9,000 students from more than 100 countries each year. Navitas English operate 6 schools in Australia with campuses in Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Manly and Perth.  New Horizons is one of the w...
What does the ideal Student Accommodation in Australia look like?
  Campus Perth, a new design-driven co-living student hub in Perth, Australia set to launch early 2019, may just hold the answer to that. Fully-equipped with all the technological knick-knacks and designed by award-winning design studio Woods Bagot, the 11-floor student housing located on 80 Stirling Street looks like it has it all. Here, students will share apartments between one- to s...
English UK’s ambitious data project revealed at ICEF Berlin
Details of English UK’s pilot programme to create what would be the world’s leading ELT data reporting scheme have been announced. Maria Cervenanova of English UK’s insight partner StudentMarketing outlined the aims and methods of the pilot programme in a seminar at ICEF Berlin 2018. The initial pilot is complete and being considered by senior staff and trustees at English ...
Meeting Chris Woodcock from Project International UK
In this interview we are going to find out more about one of our newest Platinum Members - Project International, which is based in the UK. Project International – if you had to describe your company in 3 words, what would they be, and why? Approachable, dedicated and compassionate. Everyone at our company, from the office staff to the Summer School staff, work incredibly hard to give ...
"ICEF Berlin 2018 has been one of the best events ever!"
Most delegates have made it safely home, others are still travelling or attending / organising fam trips, however, even though more than 24 hours have passed since the end of this year's ICEF Berlin, social media is still flooded with posts of attendees...and they all say the same thing: that "ICEF Berlin 2018 has been one of the best events ever!" And we totally agree! It has been great seeing...
ICEF Berlin Party
We are just beginning to wake up from the ICEF Berlin dinner and party that took place last night at the Intercontinental Berlin. As is tradition, following a long day of meetings between schools, agents and industry service providers, everyone gets to wind down over great food, great friends and a great atmosphere, which has now become synonymous with the ICEF Berlin Monday evening party. What...
ICEF Berlin Meetings Day 1
Monday at ICEF Berlin is a long one for all delegates. However, apart from being long, it is also very productive. Schools, consultants and service providers get the opportunity to meet lots of new, potential business partners and also catch up with ones they already work with. Meetings started from as early as 8:00 am, over breakfast and will continue until 19:00. After that more networking will ...
The ICEF Berlin 2018 Workshop starts here
Another year, another ICEF Berlin. Feels like it was only yesterday that the corridors of the Intercontinental Berlin were bustling with activity as schools and agents mazed through from one meeting to the other. Yet, another year has passed, and we are here once again, and super excited about it! The first day of the ICEF Berlin workshop started off with the ALTO meeting in the morning and the...
ICEF agent training marks rapid growth with two major milestones
ICEF celebrated two significant milestones today, announcing the 700th agent to graduate from its Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA), and the fact that over 30 000 participants around the world are now registered for ICEF agent training courses. The 700th Canada Course graduate is Ms. Hyeyung Park. ICEF’s CCEA gives agents and other professionals a firm foundation in the benef...
ECELE 2018 will be held in Salamanca
FEDELE, the Spanish Federation of Spanish Schools, in collaboration with Turespaña, Salamanca City of Spanish and Junta de Castilla y León celebrates the IX Congress of Spanish Language Educational Centres (ECELE) which will take place in the city of Salamanca from the 25th until the 27th of November 2018. The principal objective of this congress is to show the academic offer of Spa...
English UK’s Three Peaks Challenge: mission completed!
We did it! All 13 members of the English UK team completed our second Three Peaks Challenge, starting and finishing in the dark, with a 25-mile walk and Yorkshire’s three highest mountains ticked off in the intervening 11 hours and 50 minutes. So far, we’ve raised around £10,000 of our £15,000 target for the Eddie Byers Fund, enabling us to support many more people to...
Growth at ICEF Beijing underlines vital importance of the region
Robust growth in the numbers of educators, agents, and service providers attending the ICEF Beijing Workshop 2018 has underlined how important this region is to the global education industry. Participant numbers rose by 13% to 446, and the number of one-to-one meetings between those attending went up by 19% to reach 3 899. The number of educators taking part increased by 11% to 161 in tota...
NH Australia signs new partnership agreement with CQUniversity
New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the signing of an articulation agreement with CQUniversity.   New Horizons offers a high-quality Diploma of Project Management, as well as a Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Information Technology. Our Project Management qualification includes the highly sought after and globally recognized vendor certifications PRINCE...
WEBA China Agents Workshops
WEBA will be organising its next event in Beijing, China between the 22nd and 24th November, 2018. WEBA has been organising 4 events per year in China since 2009, and in 2017 they even opened their own offices in Beijing in order to assist participating institutions with follow-ups after the workshop.The upcoming WEBA China Workshop will welcome Agents from all over China (80%) and from ...
What makes this Diploma of Information Technology different?
If your students want to become website and app developers that can work anywhere around the world, they’ll want to get the best possible training. Training that employers recognise, trust and value. There is no other qualifications quite like the  ICT50115 - Diploma of Information Technology from New Horizons. Not only will they learn to develop websites and mobile applications us...
An Advanced Diploma of Information Technology with an advantage
If you’re serious about a career in IT, you need to know how to plan and manage complex information management projects. You also need both the Qualification and Certifications employers recognise and trust behind you. New Horizons Australia’s  ICT60115 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology  is unique. It includes three of Microsoft's most popular globally re...
Third and Final Day at the 7th ELT Malta Conference
Following yesterday’s emotional award ceremony at the 7 th ELT Malta Conference, a very big well done goes to Mary Abela from Alpha school of English for being nominated and winning the 5 th Inspiring ELT Professional Award. The Conference started on 11 th October and came to an end on 13 th October. Over 250 academic and non-academic school representatives, involved in the ELT in...
2nd day at the ELT Conference
The 2 nd day of the ELT Malta Conference started with sessions for school owners, directors, heads of schools and non-academic managers. The focus this morning was business and management, and it started off with the MTA Deputy CEO Mr Carlo Micallef addressing these ELT industry stakeholders. Following this were two sessions: Session 1: Attraction and Retention Strategies delivered by Carolin...
Pre-Conference Event at the 7th ELT Malta Conference
The 7th ELT Malta Conference kicked off this morning with a Pre-Conference event that consisted of 5 talks given by 4 different international speakers and researchers on the theme of "Multiple Perspectives in ELT".  Dr. Daniel Xerri, Chairperson of the ELT Council welcomed particpants first thing in the morning, and soon after Ms. Gaby Calleja, from the Human Rights and Integration Directo...
Eddie Byers Fund 2018 awards announced: helping children overseas and adults in the UK
Schoolchildren in Palestine and Tanzania and asylum-seekers in the UK will learn English because of the Eddie Byers Fund during the next year. The Fund exists to transform lives through learning English, and was set up in 2016 in memory of Eddie Byers, the late chief executive of English UK. It is the second year that the Fund has made awards, so English UK staff and friends are attempting...
guard.me International Insurance recognized as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies
guard.me International Insurance  has been recognized by  Canadian Business  as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies on its recently published Growth 500 Ranking. “We are tremendously proud to be on the list,” said Keith Segal, President and Founder of  guard.me . “For us, it isn’t simply about business growth. For us, this means that ...
New Horizons University Pathway Guide
New Horizons Australia has just launched its University Pathway Guide and is pleased to inform our readers that it offers 3 high quality Diploma and Advance Diploma level qualifications. If you have students wanting to gain a qualification in information technology or project management then this is one of the best programmes available. What makes New Horizons’ programme different is that...
guard.me announces innovative claims reimbursement solution for students, schools, and practitioners
guard.me International Insurance  is proud to continue delivering on its mandate to provide innovative tools in international student health insurance with the launch of its new virtual reloadable Prepaid Debit Card for faster claim payments. “We strive to be forward-thinking solutions providers,” said Maryann Brown, Chief Operating Officer at  guard.me . “Every d...
Gain a Project Management Qualification with PRINCE2 included
Project managers are known to be the people who get things done. The project manager's job is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the projects they are working on, whether that be the build of a new website, a new product initiative or the implementation of a new IT system. Project managers might work by themselves or be in charge of a team. Either way, their job is one of l...
Of Destination Meetings, Volcanoes and Botanical Gardens - This is FEDELE 2018
The first day of walking meetings at the FEDELE Vamos Event in Tenerife this year kicked off with Destination Meetings. 'Destination Meetings' are when the Spanish Schools group up according to the region where they come from and together they prepare a presentation for the agents to see when they come to their tables. This presentation is not intended to focus on the individual schools but rather...
VAMOS! ESPAÑOL EN ESPAÑA FEDELE WORKSHOP Day 1
VAMOS! ESPAÑOL EN ESPAÑA FEDELE WORKSHOP  is the new event organized by FEDELE to enhance business between Spanish schools and international language travel agencies and promote Spain as destination to learn Spanish. This year the destination being promoted is Tenerife. The event started yesterday, 30th September and will end on 2nd of October. The days after &iexc...
Puerto de la Cruz is promoting its image as an Educational, Language and Cultural Destination
On 30th September, 1st and 2nd October FEDELE will be hosting the ¡VAMOS! Español en España FEDELE Workshop in Puerto de la Cruz. This international event has enjoyed the sponsorship and collaboration of Tenerife’s local government, the Cabildo Insular, and Puerto de la Cruz City Council. ¡VAMOS! Español en España FEDELE Workshop is a profession...
ICEF Latin America celebrates its tenth anniversary in São Paulo
The ICEF Latin America Workshop 2018, held between September 20 and 22 at the Grand Hyatt in São Paulo, Brazil, recorded double-digit growth across the board in its tenth anniversary year. Participant numbers at this year’s workshop increased by 11% to 386, while the number of organisations attending ICEF Latin America went up by 14% to a total of 267 schools, service provide...
MoU will see NEAS and English Australia collaborate more closely
The English Australia 2018 conference finished yesterdaywith NEAS and English Australia signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and agreeing to work together more closely. The organisations committed to consulting more regularly on matters of mutual concern, sharing information and publicly promoting each other. Cynthia Kralik, Chair of English Australia stated: ‘This is a significant...
Londist DMC launches its new Eco-friendly Pedicab in London
Did you know that an electric pedicab, whether a three-wheeled taxi or cargo bike, can transport as much as car but while only using a fraction of its energy? This is why taxi tricycles and other electrically-assisted commercial pedicabs are an essential component of the mobility of tomorrow, whether for transporting passengers or delivering products. Since 3 weeks Londonist DMC is tra...
Londist DMC launches its new Eco-friendly Pedicab in London
Did you know that an electric pedicab, whether a three-wheeled taxi or cargo bike, can transport as much as car but while only using a fraction of its energy? This is why taxi tricycles and other electrically-assisted commercial pedicabs are an essential component of the mobility of tomorrow, whether for transporting passengers or delivering products. Since 3 weeks Londonist DMC is tra...
ICEF Higher Education 2018 in Geneva highlights the growing influence of new study destinations
ICEF, the world leader in connecting international education professionals, recently held a successful and distinctly international event in Geneva targeted at higher education institutions. The ICEF Higher Education Workshop, from September 8 to 10, 2018, connected professionals from higher education institutions around the world with carefully-screened, high-quality student recruitment agents...
IALC and LanguageCert Announce Corporate Partnership
IALC is delighted to announce our newest IALC Corporate Partner LanguageCert, the Awarding Organisation dedicated to language skills assessment and certification. LanguageCert is a member of PeopleCert, a global leader in the certification industry that has been delivering millions of exams in over 200 countries. LanguageCert develops its own language qualifications and partners with renowned o...
'What Intrinsiq do is Magic!' - Explore English, Melbourne
In our articles and interviews we often bring to you the people behind the scenes, the ones making IT happen. However, this time, together with our friends from Intrinsiq, we are going to turn the mic over to those using the service.  In fact, in this short video clip we are going to see Mark Milford from Intrinsiq in Australia talking with Luciana and Susan from Explore English, an ELICOS...
StudyWorld’s flexible format helps build new partnerships between agents and educators
StudyWorld’s new flexible meeting options are changing the way agents and educators behave. The increasing popularity of table-free meetings is having unexpected and positive effects, maximising meeting and networking opportunities.  “There’s a lot more opportunity to bump into people. Agents I already know are bringing agents I don’t know to introduce them,&rdqu...
Fly to new adventures with Turkish Airlines!
Accompanied by Turkish Airlines comfort and refreshments, the Sales Festival begins now on round trip Economy Class flights departing from Malta with the best prices! Your passion for discovery will lead you to new destinations, thousands of kilometers away, and brand new experiences. Campaign details Ticketing period 05 September 2018 - 26 September 2018 Tr...
Final Day at StudyWorld
After a day full of meetings and seminars, everyone is now ready for the final day at StudyWorld London.  Yesterday's programme was packed with meetings and informative seminars, namely, the Keynote Address given by Lindsey Hilsum. This was entitled  A Time of Danger  and focused on the current unique importance of international education and its role in bridging cultural and p...
StudyWorld London Continues
8:45am at the QEII Centre and meetings started. Schools, agents and service providers are discussing future possibilities of working together. Seminars will also be going on during the day so everyone will have a busy and productive schedule. We will be posting live videos and photos throughout the day to keep everyone updated on what's going on here in London. Follow us on the following channe...
StudyWorld London 2018 starts here!
The first day of StudyWorld London has kicked off with a jampacked afternoon session full of exciting seminars about various topics that were interesting for educators and agents alike. Like last year, this year's event is being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminister, right in the heart of the English capital. Once the seminars for the day were over, we had a lovely welcome recep...
StudyWorld educators embrace table-free meetings
StudyWorld’s innovatory attendance options have proved hugely popular with educators and service providers this year. Almost half of the UK educators attending this year have opted for a table-free package, either with or without a meeting schedule, and numbers choosing to raise their profile with an exhibition stand are also rising. Service providers are also experimenting with different...
We will be at these events...
We are pleased to announce that over the coming weeks and months, the Schools & Agents team will be present at the following industry and events: - StudyWorld, London [3rd - 5th September] - Vamos! FEDELE, Tenerife [30th September - 2nd October] - 7th ELT Malta Conference, Malta [11th - 12th October] - Social Media Working Week, Berlin [29th October - 3rd November] - ICEF Berlin...
Registration as Private Colleges for EduSA Member Schools
In what has turned out to be a landmark moment in the EFL industry in South Africa, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) of the Republic of South Africa, has finally granted Education South Africa (EduSA) and its member schools recognition and formal accreditation as Private Colleges. This process has literally taken over two decades to complete, but now that it is done, an im...
IHWO Thrilled to Welcome a New Affiliate: French in Normandy - IH Rouen
International House World Organisation is thrilled to announce the affiliation of French in Normandy to the IH school network. This prestigious, award winning French language school is becoming an affiliated member of IHWO and will continue operating with its original name,  French in Normandy,  and add on IH Rouen. This is an exciting expansion of International House in France. Wit...
WEBA Russia Agents Workshop
WEBA is pleased to announce their upcoming workshop in Moscow, Russia which will be held on the 11th and 12th September 2018. A high number of Russian Agents from Moscow and St.Petersburg will be attending this event.    During the WEBA Russia Workshop, participants will have the opportunity to meet all the agents attending the workshop in a rotation format. In addition you will ha...
ICC Hawaii becomes latest QE school
Intercultural Communications College (ICC Hawaii) has become the latest school to be accepted into Quality English (QE). ICC Hawaii has been operating since 1990 and offers a range of English language courses for adults and young learners, as well as teacher training courses and foreign language programmes. Jonathan Swindell, Chief Executive of QE said: “I was first introduced to ICC H...
New Horizons Australia News Update
ELICOS to VET-Tech packaging partnership with Kaplan International English We're excited to announce that New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology and Kaplan International English have now launched an ELICOS to VET-Tech packaging partnership . Kaplan International English students may pathway from any Kaplan International English school to New Horizons under the pathway agreement. ...
IH Saudi Arabia and IH Galway Sign Collaboration Agreement
IHWO are pleased to announce that Dr. Saleh Mushabab Al Qahtani, Director of IH Saudi Arabia and Mary Grennan, Director of IH Galway have recently signed a collaboration agreement.  A new initiative is underway to establish cooperation between the two centres to deliver CELTA and Delta training courses in Saudi Arabia.  It's wonderful to see IH schools working together and sha...
Leading UK businessman and international student champion to welcome delegates to StudyWorld 2018
StudyWorld is delighted to announce that Lord Karan Bilimoria will be speaking at our welcome reception again this year. Lord Bilimoria is the founder and chairman of Cobra Beer and President of the  UK Council for International Student Affairs . He says the UK needs events like StudyWorld and was very popular when he spoke last year. He also delighted delegates by touring StudyWorld dur...
Londonist DMC - shortlisted in the Star Service Provider category at the ST Star Awards 2018
Londonist DMC is extremely proud and excited to announce that they have been shortlisted at the Study Travel Star Awards 2018 in the ST Star Service Provider category! This nomination is a reward to the dedication and efforts that all the Londonist team has made to accomplish each project and task during the last 5 years, considering every student special and delivering the best customer servic...
guard.me recognized for visionary leadership in International Student Travel Insurance
guard.me International Insurance, a leading-edge industry innovator in the world of international student insurance, is proud to announce that they have once again been shortlisted for the prestigious StudyTravel Magazine Star Awards, this time in the newly introduced ST Leading Star Category. “We are delighted and grateful to be nominated for the ST Leading Star Award” said Ke...
Interview with Victoria Sanahuja, President of FEDELE Comunidad Valenciana
In this interview conducted by FEDELE, we are going to meet Victoria Sanahuja, President of FEDELE Comunidad Valenciana and the director of Hispania, escuela de español , who are also our clients.  What function has the Comunidad Valenciana had up till now in the sector of Spanish as a Foreign Language in Spain? The Comunidad Valenciana doesn’t have such a strong traditio...
English UK welcomes Parliamentary Committee Report on Migration
The Home Affairs committee has said it is a "regrettable missed opportunity" that the Government has not attempted to build consensus on migration and engage in open debate and consultation on policy issues in the two years since the Referendum. In its interim report of its Post Brexit migration policy enquiry the committee criticises the Government's failure, adding that continued delays to th...
26th Encuentro Práctico ELE in Barcelona
The pre-programme  for one of the most important events for teacher training in Spanish as a Foreign Language – the Practical Conference on Spanish as a Foreign Language, organised by the publishers  Difusión  and  International House ,  Barcelona,  has already been announced. This year it will take place on the 21 st  and 22 nd  Decem...
The FELTOM Trip continues in Japan and Korea...
This week, FELTOM CEO, Mr James Perry, visited Osaka, Japan with the Maltese Delegation. Osaka, also known as the “nation’s kitchen”, is a cosmopolitan city, 503kms away from Tokyo. It is best known for its dynamic food and drinking culture, and famously outgoing people. Although a venue has not been decided upon yet, one of the candidates, Osaka Prefectural Government, repres...
NH Australia welcomes Elisangela Da Silva
NH Australia is pleased to welcome on board Elisangela Da Silva (Eli) to New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology as our Head of International Student Recruitment.  Eli, originally from Brazil, has been in Australia since 1999 and has over 12 years' experience in the International Education industry. Eli speaks 3 languages, namely Portuguese, Spanish and English, and she has a b...
Interviewing Sylvana from Inlingua La Rochelle
In this interview today we are going to meet Sylvana Labeyrie who is in charge of Marketing at Inlingua La Rochelle in France. We had the pleasure of meeting Sylvana in person at our Ski & Network event earlier on this year in Liddes, Switzerland and we have to say that not only is she an avid harp player, but also super fun to be around!! In this interview we will speak to her about her schoo...
FELTOM promoting Malta as an ELT Destination in Japan
This week, FELTOM CEO, Mr James Perry, attended the Japan-Malta Business Forum with the Maltese Delegation in Toyko, Japan. The introduction was by Malta’s Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muscat, which was followed by a speech from Mr Hiroyuki Ishige, JETRO Chairman and CEO, and finally a presentation by Mr Kenneth Farrugia, Finance Malta Chairperson. All three speakers mentioned Malta as a tou...
StudyTravel Star Awards 2018 nominees revealed
StudyTravels’ News Editor Matthew Knott published today his news story announcing the shortlist for the StudyTravel Star Awards 2018,  which celebrate the international education businesses that have most impressed their industry peers, with awards for agents, language schools, high schools, vocational colleges, associations and service providers. Now in their 13th edition, the Study...
Join us for our Social Media Working Week in Berlin, Germany
The Network Plus is proud to present its next event. This time networking will take us to the vibrant city of Berlin for our Social Media Working Week. This even will be during the last week of October, specifically between the 29th October and 3rd November 2018. The Social Media Working Week will take the form of a co-working week which will bring together various industry players ...
Last Few Places for Agents at the FEDELE workshop in Tenerife
There are now only a few places left for agents who wish to join us at the Vamos! FEDELE workshop which will take place from the 30th of September to 2nd of October in the city of Tenerife. Agents who wish to take advantage of this opportunity and meet high quality Spanish schools in one of the most beautiful places in the world should hurry up and register for the event before it gets f...
Londonist DMC Sponsor of BETA UK Parliamentary Reception
On Thursday the 29th of June, Londonist DMC attended the Parliamentary Reception organised every year by BETA UK in the majestic House of Lord as one of the main sponsors of the event. The British Educational Travel Association (BETA) was established in 2003 as a not for profit membership association and now represents some of the biggest and best-known businesses in the youth, ...
Students and Passengers With Disability Fly Advantageously with Turkish Airlines!
Turkish Airlines provides exclusive discounts for students and passengers with disability to let them fly with advantageous prices and to wherever they desire to go easily. The discounts are available only on our mobile application among our online channels for the present, and our passengers wishing to benefit from these discounts are only required to sign up to Miles&Smiles and enter their s...
Global Leadership League will co-host the ‘Women in International Education Awards 2018’ with Lead5050
The WIE awards was established by Lead5050 in 2017 to celebrate the achievements of women in the international education sector. With a diverse range of award categories including, ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ and new category for 2018 ‘Unsung Hero’ there are opportunities for ambitious leaders to be recognised. Lead5050 Co-Founder Maria Castro said “we’...
English UK cautiously optimistic about Brexit white paper
English UK has cautiously welcomed the government’s White Paper on Brexit, released this week, but says there is further to go. The paper’s sections on travel and free movement suggest reciprocal arrangements for UK and EU citizens to travel without visas for tourism and temporary business activity. It proposes a UK-EU youth mobility scheme to ensure young people can continue to enj...
It's been 3 years....
Today marks the 3rd anniversary from when Lynne and I took over Schools & Agents.   Going through photos and videos of the past three years we realise how truly blessed we are to have a job we absolutely love. We not only get to see the world, but we also get to meet people from all around the globe, people with different beliefs, different traditions, different backgr...
2nd Call for Abstracts for the International Conference on Bilingualism 2019
The Department of English within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta is pleased to announce that it has issued a 2nd call for abstracts for the '2nd International Conference on Bilingualism' which will be held at the University of Malta, Valletta Campus between the 25th and 27th March, 2019. This 2nd call for abstacts will close on the  31st October, 2018 . Participants can ch...
Vamos - FEDELE Workshop in Spain
VAMOS! ESPAÑOL EN ESPAÑA FEDELE WORKSHOP  is the new event organized by FEDELE to enhance business between Spanish schools and international language travel agencies and promote Spain as destination to learn Spanish. The event will take place from the 30th of September to 2nd of octobrer in the city of Tenerife. The days after  ¡VAMOS! ESPAÑOL EN E...
Agent Information Sessions at NH Australia
At NH Australia we had the pleasure of spending time with many agents over the past few weeks at our Agent Information Sessions.  During the Agent Information Sessions the discussions centred around the Australian Government’s Ministerial Direction 69, and how to ensure quality student visa outcomes. As a result, we have developed a guide to assist their students when developing thei...
Why guard.me is Committed to Giving Back
guard.me is well-known in the Education Travel industry not only for being the best insurance provider around, but also for playing a big role in giving something back to society. In this article we are going to take a look at what Keith Segal President and Founder of our trusted partners for International Insurance  guard.me  has to say about why his company has chosen to taken o...
Putting the “International” in International Student Health Insurance
International student health insurance is unique from other types of insurance plans. Compared to domestic students, the international student group is diverse and have their own needs in terms of policies, coverage, and support. That’s why, when you’re choosing an international student insurance provider, it’s important to remember that nothing replaces real world experience....
WEBA Webinar for Educators and Agents - a Huge Success!
On the 27th June 2018 WEBA, in collaboration with INTCAS, organised a free webinar for Education Providers and agents from around the world. During this webinar, which was attended by 52 institutions and 289 agents, the main topic of discussion was International Student Recruitment. For those who have missed the webinar, you can view the recording here: ...
Why Do We Need Overseas Student Insurance for Our International Students? Doesn’t Their Domestic Plan Do Just Fine?
One of the most common questions you’ll hear from international students is why they need to purchase additional health insurance when they arrive at your school. Many students will already have their own domestic insurance, either private or public, and will believe they are covered when traveling overseas. As the school, it’s your job to make sure they understand the differences b...
ICEF Southeast Asia Workshop sees a significant increase in first-time participants
This year’s ICEF Southeast Asia Workshop was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, between June 13th and 15th, and saw a high percentage of first-time participants. Among those attending, 33% of agents and 16% of educators had never previously been to an ICEF workshop. In total, the workshop welcomed 319 participants from 231 organisations. This year’s event also saw a significant rise...
IH Newcastle goes Green!
Patricia Mullen, Executive/Marketing Director of  IH Newcastle  tells us about the school's recent initiative! We have been offering free coffee and tea (all fairtrade) to our clients for the past few years. However, we always had to use paper or plastic cups which had to be binned – big recycling problem!  We have eventually found a solution in our new personalised, bran...
Le Cordon Bleu announces winner for the UK’s greatest culinary scholarship
Lois Farmer from Leytonstone, East London claims the winner’s title of the 2018 Julia Child Scholarship by Le Cordon Bleu after the finals on 6 th June. Lois’ positive attitude towards cooking is what captivated the judges. She currently works as a police detective and has worked in a variety of careers including a coastguard, nonetheless, her long-term goal has always been to ope...
Interviewing Rebecca Bonnici - New FELTOM Chairperson
In today's interview we shall be speaking with Rebecca Bonnici in relation to her new role as Chairperson of FELTOM. You have recently been appointed chairperson of FELTOM. What does this new role entail? The role is one that involves leading our team of board members in discussions when we meet once a month for our board meetings. In the interim I act as a sounding board for our CEO and thr...
Interviewing Campus Perth, Australia
In today's interview we shall be speaking with Jasmine Kemp from Campus Perth in Australia. We will look at their Unique Selling Points and also at what they have in store for us between now and their opening date in 2019. S&A: Campus Perth is set to open in 2019. Where did the idea for this student accommodation come from and what can our agents expect their students to see on Campus Perth...
Time to discover fascinating cities with Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines is proud to announce new special offers on destinations departing from Malta! You will not be able to say no to the opportunity to discover the most beautiful cities of the World like Istanbul, Bangkok and Miami with advantageous prices. You can purchase your Economy Class ticket until June 17 in order to embark on a new adventure and experience different cultures by going beyo...
WEBA Free Webinar on Student Admissions
WEBA is inviting all Education Providers and Agents to join their upcoming webinar for free. As you know, today's international education landscape is more competitive -- and more vulnerable -- than ever before, due to several factors: - Rising competition from emerging markets - More protection policies from government agencies - More sophisticated approaches to fraudulent activitie...
Meeting Thomas Roth from Bildungsurlaub Approval
In today's interview we shall be talking to Thomas Roth from Bildungsurlaub Approval. How long have you been in the education travel industry and how did you first start? I started my first language travel agency in 2001, inspired from my own language travels and the difficulties in finding language schools approved for Bildungsurlaub I came up with the idea to have an online agency wit...
English UK’s first free annual conference popular with members
Around 230 delegates attended English UK’s annual conference in London, double the number in 2017. With one free place for every centre, a one-day format and an interactive session in the afternoon, the conference was organised to encourage as many English UK members as possible to attend. The mood was also lifted by the annual student statistics, which showed the first improvement in tra...
Design-led Co-living Student Hub set to open in Perth
Campus Perth – a design-led, co-living student hub – is set to be home to more than 700 domestic and international university students from early 2019. A collaboration between GCP Hospitality – renowned, global hospitality and hotel accommodation operator – and award-winning design studio, Woods Bagot, Campus Perth provides international and domestic students with an inn...
NH Australia’s developments in 2018
New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology is part of the world’s largest and most awarded technology education training organisation. In February this year we opened our doors to our first cohort of international students who are now well into their studies and settling into life in Australia. This interview with Muheeb Hoque, International Business Development Manager (IBDM) at ...
Special Prices on Accommodation in London thanks to LONDONIST
Londonist DMC Ltd. would like to announce that they have available spaces in their North Lodge residence in London between the 1 st of July and the 2 nd of September 2018. As you can see from the images this residence is of a very high standard and includes all the comforts that one might need whilst on holiday. Rooms are modern and well-equipped with private bathrooms and spacious ...
African and global educators, agents, and service providers come together at the inaugural ICEF Africa Workshop
The inaugural ICEF Africa Workshop was held in Cape Town, South Africa, between May 15th and 17th, 2018. This event brought global educators together with African agents, and also saw international agents networking with South African educators. The workshop’s 271 participants came from 49 countries, including 19 different markets across Africa, and took part in 2 499 one-to-one business mee...
Looking for Overseas Student Insurance? Here Are 4 Things That You Need to Consider
Purchasing overseas student insurance can often feel a little overwhelming. There are a lot of options out there and insurance policies can be difficult to understand. If you’re not an insurance expert, it can be hard to know where to start. When it comes to insurance there are a few things that you need to look out for. Not all providers are created equal and the experience you and your ...
Eddie Byers Scholarship reopens
The second round of scholarships in memory of English UK’s late chief executive are open to applications. UK-registered charities can apply for up to £2,500 for specific projects which will “enrich and support individuals and communities through English language teaching”, and the fund will award up to £10,000 in this current round. In 2017, the scholarships sup...
Turkish Airlines - Our Airline of choice
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Turkish Airlines and would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank them for putting their trust in us. We look forward to helping this prestigious brand promote itself within our industry. Turkish Airlines has been around since 1933, and from that point until this day, its aircrafts have carried millions of passengers all around the world....
IH Study Abroad Conference
International House World Organisation is proud to have hosted the first ever IH Study Abroad Conference. The event took place in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, and was a lively and informative few days.  IH Study Abroad schools were pleased to welcome partner agents, industry guests and top conference presenters to the event. Delegates were treated to engaging sessions from ...
Interview with Andrew Lennox - President of Glasgow and Global Schools of English
In today's interview we speak to Andrew Lennox, President of Glasgow and Global Schools of English When did Glasgow and Global Schools of English start and where are you based? Glasgow School of English began in 1997 (and is in Glasgow, obviously!).  Global School of English is in Edinburgh and started in 2010.   What would you say are your USP’s? Low cost/ high qual...
English UK launches campaign promoting the £1.4bn value of ELT to economy
Every English UK member centre is being encouraged to join a campaign to highlight the value of ELT to the country. It wants to ensure that post-Brexit, EU students can continue to enter the UK as easily as now, and for students to be removed from net migration figures. Underpinning the campaign are new figures on the value of the industry, commissioned by English UK for the current gover...
Watch some of the best moments from the IALC 2018 Bologna Workshop
The IALC 2018 Bologna Workshop was one of our biggest ever events and the vibrant and historic city of Bologna was a fantastic host to three days of networking, learning and first class IALC entertainment and hospitality. Watch some of the best moments from the workshop with our IALC Bologna 2018 Review below:  The countdown to the next IALC Workshop in Seville has now ...
Positive news for UK ELT after three years of decline
Here’s an overview of the news that was shared at English UK annual conference:   English language teaching centres in the UK enjoyed a business upturn in 2017, following three years of decline. English UK’s student statistics data shows that student weeks increased by five per cent and student numbers rose 14 per cent to 497,028, despite the number of member centres drop...
English UK: Improved student statistics reporting scheme gives detailed information on state sector for the first time
English UK’s annual student statistics will be the most comprehensive ever when they are launched at the annual conference this week. Universities and further education colleges have shared their data on student numbers, junior to adult ratio and source markets for the first time, making it possible to compare performance in the state and private sectors. The report will show an overal...
Interviewing Infospeed
In today's interview we speak to Yasmin Hahn, International Sales and Marketing Officer at Infospeed....and our lovely friend :) The aim of this interview is to help more people in the education travel industry understand what their software does and how it can help education providers go through their daily lives at work with more ease!   S&A: Most of us in the Education Travel In...
Londonist at Alphe Brazil
In this article we are going to look at the experience that two team members from Londonist had at the Alphe Brazil Workshop, organised by StudyTravel, which took place from 7th to 9th March 2018 at the Tivoli Mofarrej – Sao Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil. Here's how our lovely friend Anna Bonisoli Alquati experienced the event in Brazil. "My name is Anna and I work at London...
English Language Travel Industry Report 2017 - Malta
The EFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) statistics for 2017 issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) reported an improvement in the number of student arrivals and weeks, following some years in which no growth was registered. Student arrivals increased by 13.6% over 2016 to reach more than 87,000 students by the end of 2017. Student weeks, on the other hand, only increased by 6.6...
The ICEF North America Workshop Toronto is the largest ever in Canada
The ICEF North America Workshop Toronto celebrated a record level of attendance this year, with 1 027 educators, agents, and service providers gathering at the Westin Harbour Castle on the Toronto lakefront between April 26th and 28th, 2018. This represents a substantial growth of 13% over 2017, with the workshop having more than doubled in size since its inception in 2010. Participants from 63...
More from IHWO Study Abroad Conference
After a morning, and part of the afternoon, full of seminars and interesting discussions, the conference continued with a lively and very informative 45 minutes. Pecha-Kucha:  IH representatives had one minute and one slide each to showcase to the audience the highlights of their school and destination. A fun and energetic way of sharing information – watch out for the buzzer! Live...
International House Study Abroad Conference starts today!
From making friends and discovering exciting new places, to throwing themselves into different cultures and broadening horizons, studying a language abroad is an enriching experience for students, creating memories that last a lifetime. There are also many professional benefits to learning another language which will benefit your students in their future or current careers, including a globalised ...
Auckland wins bid to host IALC 2020 Workshop
We are delighted to announce that  Auckland  has been selected as host for the IALC 2020 Workshop.   Languages International  won the bid to host the IALC 2020 Workshop at the  IALC 2018 Bologna Workshop .   Darren Conway of  Languages International  and host of #IALC2020 gave a heartfelt presentation during the AGM in Bologna that sho...
Eaquals Celebrates Innovative Award Schemes at Annual International Conference
Eaquals are celebrating the success of the 27th International Conference, after welcoming a record number of participants to the event, which this year was held in Prague from 26 - 28 April. The conference was officially opened by Eaquals Chair, Justin Quinn, who welcomed new members to the organisation and reflected on a year of growth, followed by an opening address by Professor Hana Machkova...
Glasgow and Global School’s First Sister School Arrangement
Glasgow School of English and Global School of English Edinburgh have established a Bilateral Agreement with Ecole Diagonale School in Paris to work together to give students and staff of the French school the opportunity of studying English in Scotland. Pictured above are Filip Zafirovski from Ecole Diagonale and Andrew Lennox, President of Glasgow and Global Schools. The Scottish schools...
Seneca College partners with ICEF Media on a major international branding initiative
ICEF Media has just completed work on a major international branding initiative, partnering with Seneca College, International Division in the conception, production, and distribution of an innovative approach to video marketing. ICEF Media fielded a 17-strong team including six camera operators, a drone operator, and four editors to execute on this project, including Ingrid Johansson, who re...
Quality English runs Market Exploration Visit to Oman in partnership with Gulf English Education
This week, Quality English and Quality Education, along with 18 QE Licensed schools, travelled to Muscat, Oman to meet with local government staff and agents and to find out more about the region. The schools in attendance were from the UK, Ireland, Malta and New Zealand and this was the first ever QE event in Oman. The event was run in partnership with local agent and consultancy firm, Gulf En...
WEBA Agent Workshop in Beijing
We have just finished our Agent Workshop event in Beijing, last week where we welcomed a great number of Agents from mainland China, including Shenzen, Dalian, Hohhot (Inner Mongolia), Chengdu, Changsha, Jilin, Kaifeng, Shandong, Shanghai, Hefei, Taiyuan, Qingdao and more. You can find event photos on our  Facebook page . It was a great event and we welcomed institutions from t...
Campus Perth Launches Vibrant and Energetic Accommodation
Situated in the heart of the city, Campus Perth – a design-led, co-living student hub – is set to be home to more than 700 domestic and international university students from early 2019. Exclusively for students, Campus Perth is an inner city, affordable and all-inclusive community living option, with accommodation including flat sharing style apartments for four and six people, spa...
IALC comes to an end
We are back home at our desks as we speak...and as I browse through our IALC photos I am reliving the moments that have made this event such a special and successful one. But before moving on to the "thanking people" part, I just want to dedicate one small section to the final gala night that is so synonymous with IALC workshops.   What a gala! The food, the set-up, the music...but most...
Interviewing Giorgia Biccelli and Robin Adams from IALC
As is our tradition at the events we attend, we interviewed Giorgia Biccelli and Robin Adams, the President and Vice President for Marketing at IALC. As you can see from this video, during the interview we spoke about this year's IALC event in Bologna and about the feedback that they got from the participants they spoke to.   In this interview we also spoke about the 2019 IALC Workshop ...
We are ready for the 2nd Day of the IALC Workshop in Bologna
Following a busy day of back to back meetings for most participants, the first day of the IALC Workshop in Bologna came to a grand end with a combination of cheese, wine, pasta and balsamic vinegar tasting at the Palazzo Albergati. As we made our way to the palazzo we stopped for a visit at ALCE Bologna, a really charming school in the historical heart of the city, and continued with a guided coac...
First Day of Meetings at the IALC Workshop in sunny Bologna!
The IALC Workshop is in full swing and we are live from sunny Bologna. After taking a few hours to walk around and explore some hidden gems yesterday morning, the event kicked off with a welcome reception at the gorgeous Palazzo Isolani, a beautiful palace right in the Medieval heart of the city.    You can view some photos that we took at the welcome reception here .   ...
Introduction to the IALC Bologna 2018 Workshop
IALC school representatives, agents and service providers have gathered for an afternoon of interesting seminars.    The afternoon is sponsored by Edvisor and it started with an introduction given by Robin Adams, IALC Vice-President for Marketing. After that, 4 seminars will be held, focusing on digital marketing, market insight, expert analysis and innovation, delivered by Elena S...
Schools & Agents turns 10!
Every day is a milestone, especially when running a business. However, a 10th anniversary is a special one and this is what we are celebrating at Schools & Agents. As many of you know, S&A did not always belong to Lynne and myself, so today we have decided to take a trip down memory lane to look at what happened 10 years ago. And who better to tell us about this than the company's own foun...
EdYOUfest - Exploring the joy of teaching
  EdYOUfest is a festival for ELT teachers, who come together each year to learn and grow, in a supportive atmosphere with fellow educators from over 20 countries across the globe.   At this event, the host organisation EdYOUfest together with this year's partners Millfield School, will welcome teachers of English as well as content or subject teachers who have connec...
Agent attendance jumps at ANZA Workshop in New Zealand
The 11th ANZA (Australia New Zealand Agent) Workshop – held in Auckland from April 4th to 6th, 2018 – was a resounding success. The event saw a significant increase in the number of participating agents, with an impressive 49% attending their first-ever ANZA Workshop.   A total of 190 agents representing 148 organisations from 43 countries on five continents were in attendan...
Londonist at Study Expo Istanbul
The Londonist Team including their Managing Director attended the domestic exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey. We asked Elcin Icel and Umang Gandecha to write about their time during Study Expo on behalf of Londonist student accommodation agency. Here's how they experienced the event in Istanbul.   "My name is Umang, the Sales Executive at Londonist. Having just got back from a busines...
Increased meeting activity between participants at back-to-back ICEF events in Moscow, Kiev, and Almaty confirms rapid growth in these markets
Several industry sources have reported rapid growth in Eastern European and Central Asian markets in the last few years. Increased meeting activity at the recent ICEF Ukraine Agent Focus (new), the ICEF Moscow Workshop, and ICEF Central Asia Focus in Kazakhstan has provided further evidence of these rapid growth rates.   A total of 687 people from 489 organisations took part in these ev...
Providing the Right International Student Health Insurance Can Save Your Brand
Post-secondary institutions in Canada are making considerable efforts to attract and enroll international students. A recent report showed that the  number of international students in Canada  studying at universities rose to 175,000 in 2016, more than double the amount in 2006.   With so many students, the competition to attract them is fiercer than ever. Hanover Research s...
Mike Hogan to speak at the Business and Specialist English Conference
The world of work is more intense than a decade ago, and changes in both society and technology have had great impact on how learning takes place.   Speaker, author and trainer Mike Hogan of York Associates will explore the key principles of service design thinking and consider how we can apply them to ELT at the Business and Specialist English Conference on Saturday 9 June in London. ...
Bury Language School joins Quality English
Bury Language School (BLS) becomes the latest school to join Quality English (QE), and the only school in East Anglia to carry the QE logo.   BLS was founded in 1995 by Patrick Murphy who remains an active Director of the school. Set in historic Bury St Edmunds, with a wide range of English Language courses for both juniors and adults, the school prides itself on its philosophy of &ldq...
IH Riga Teacher Training Day
On the 16th of March  IH Riga  was proud to host its first conference - a teacher training day for local teachers.   The programme included presentations from industry experts from the UK, Hungary, Lithuania and Latvia, with both IH and external speakers. Delegates engaged in various exciting discussions based around teaching techniques and the latest trends in the deve...
Debunking Three of the Biggest Misconceptions with Overseas Student Insurance
We all have an image in our mind of what an insurance company looks like, how they act, and what they’ll do when we call them with a claim. For whatever reason, whether it’s our own personal experiences or stories we’ve heard from friends, we tend to view all insurance providers as the same. For schools that are purchasing overseas student insurance for their incoming group of in...
FELTOM Feature - Easy School of Languages
In today's feature we are going to take a look at another FELTOM school, this time based in Valletta. This year is a special year for the Maltese Capital City as it is the European Capital of Culture.   "It is just too exciting that we can’t believe it is happening here and now.  Valletta is the European Capital of Culture!   We have been eagerly waiting for 2018 t...
FELTOM Feature - BELS Gozo
In this FELTOM Feature we are going to take a look at one of the few schools in Gozo, who we are happy to say, is also one of our members. I am referring to BELS Gozo.   "BELS English Schools in Malta and Gozo have been in the industry for over 20 years. At BELS you can expect exceptional academic and managerial quality that is based on years of experience. Our English schools in Malta...
Your students are gonna love this! Scholarship & 1 year free accommodation in London thanks to Londonist
Londonist Accommodation Agency together with London's Le Cordon Bleu have come up with this fantastic initiative which all the schools based in London, and all the agents who send students to London are going to go nuts over! Read on to see what this consists of...but first, some background info.   Founded in Paris in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu is considered today the largest network of cul...
ICEF Agent Roadshow growth in Japan-Korea and Mexico-Colombia
The recent ICEF Japan-Korean and Mexico-Colombia Agent Roadshows both experienced growth this year, with the 2018 ICEF Mexico-Colombia Agent Roadshow proving to be the largest ICEF roadshow event to date.     The Agent Roadshow format provides international educators with the opportunity to meet carefully-screened, active, quality agents from two key student recruitment markets....
2017 Figures for English Language Teaching in Malta
Newly published figures for 2017 show that the English Language Teaching sector in Malta registered an increase of 13.6% in the number of students over the previous year. This was revealed at a press conference addressed by Tourism Minister Dr Konrad Mizzi, National Statistics Office Acting Director General Mr Etienne Caruana, and ELT Council Chairperson Dr Daniel Xerri.    Dr Xerr...
Londonist Student Accommodation Asia Business Trip
The Londonist Team is really unstoppable. Back in February Londonist's Asia Sales Executive Umang visited 4 countries in 3 weeks. He had so many business meetings for their student accommodation agency and at the same time he took some amazing pictures.   The Londonist team asked Umang to write about his business trip and today we would like to share it with you. Happy reading!  ...
EAQUALS Pre-Conference Updates
It has been announced that Professor Hana Machkova, Rector of the University of Economics, will officially open the 27 th Annual Eaquals International Conference, which will be held in Prague this April. In addition, Eaquals will welcome Sarah Mercer, Yseult Freeney and Silvana Richardson, who will deliver the conference plenary sessions on the subjects of teacher well-being, high performance le...
Day 2 at the FELTOM Workshop in Malta
Following yesterday evening's welcome reception at Gianpula Complex, which consisted of a lovely mixture of traditional Maltese food and folklore music mixed with international dance moves, the second morning of meetings at the Radisson blu Golden Sands resort spa started at around 9am.   Whilst the schools, agents and exhibitors were busy talking to each other we took the opportunity t...
The FELTOM Workshop kicks off in Malta
It is a beautiful 20 degrees in Malta today. The skies are blue and the view from the Radisson blu Golden Sands Resort Spa is just amazing! But we are here to work...and that's exactly what we are doing.    The Ballroom is bustling with activity. Schools and exhibitors receiving workshop delegates at their respective tables, agents going around from one table to the next meeting sc...
All-Inclusive Content and Social Media Packages
We often meet friends and clients who express their concern that they either don't have the time, or the necessary human resources, or both, in order to maintain their social media platforms and their company's blog. Well, worry no more...we can help you!   We have designed different packages for you to choose from and from as little as €400 per month you can ensure that there...
Ski and Network 2018 comes to an end!
We are back!! After the adventures in Switzerland, after battling the Beast from the East, after mega delays on our way back from the mountains due to the bad weather and heavy snowfall....we are back, not only as better skiers but also as better networkers!   Ski and Network 2018 took place in Liddes, Switzerland between the 24th February and 1st March 2018. Throughout this period a gr...
New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology Expands the Partner Support Team
New Horizons Australia is pleased to welcome two new members to the team today.   Introducing Gary Gao  and Muheeb Hoque . Both come with over 7 years' experience within the International education industry, specifically the ELICOS and Higher Education sectors.   We're excited to have them join the team and to have them share their knowledge and experience with our ...
The ICEF Dubai Workshop 2018 highlights the growing diversity of international student recruitment agents
The ICEF Dubai Workshop 2018, held between February 12th and 14th this year, saw an increased number of agents taking part compared to 2017. Agents also came from a wider range of markets than last year, underlining the growing diversity of the student recruitment industry.   In total, 218 agents attended the ICEF Dubai Workshop 2018, an increase of 8% over 2017. These agents represente...
FELTOM Malta Workshop 2018
It's that time of year again - time for the FELTOM Malta Workshop 2018! This year's event will be held between the 12 th March – 16 th March 2018 at the Radisson Golden Sands Hotel in Golden Bay, Malta.      The FELTOM workshop acts as a great platform to connect Educators, Agents and Industry Service providers while discovering Malta as a destination for Eng...
FELTOM Feature - BELS English Language School
BELS English Schools in Malta and Gozo have been in the industry for over 20 years. At BELS one can expect exceptional academic and managerial quality that is based on years of experience. BELS  English schools in Malta and Gozo have been accredited by a number of reputable institutions in the industry.   The team at BELS takes pride in running small and intimate schools, togethe...
UK ELT industry recovering, marketing conference told
From the importance of loving what you do, to releasing your inner entrepreneur, the English UK Marketing conference was packed with inspiration and practical advice to help ELT centres thrive.   Around 120 delegates joined the event, attracted by a mix of big names and industry experts sharing insights around digital reach, different markets and much more.   Opening the conf...
Getting to know Londonist Accommodation Agency in London
In today's interview we spoke to Anna Bonisoli Alquati, Head of Client Management and Marketing at Londonist Accommodation Agency based in London, UK. We've had the opportunity to meet Anna at various workshops and events during the last year and we have to admit that she truly is a superb lady who's fun, charming and super-efficient and motivated at the same time. So it's time for you t...
LanguageCert International Test: News for the UK, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus
LanguageCert is an on-demand, four-skills-test, available to schools that are running the PON programmes in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus. This is now recognised as an external exam for the Italian PON system. The overall operations of LanguageCert is run by PeopleCert and it focuses on testing the 4 main language skills i.e. Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking at all levels of the CEFR. ...
FELTOM Feature - am Language Studio
In today's FELTOM Feature, we are going to take a look at another FELTOM School. This time, am Language Studio in Malta.   "Established in 1987, am Language Studio is one of the most highly regarded, privately owned language schools on the island.   One of the first schools to open its doors to English Language Students in Malta, am Language Studio is one of the founding memb...
IALC JAOS Student Scholarship Award Ceremony
The International Association of Language Centres (IALC) and the Japan Association of Overseas Studies (JAOS) were hosts to the IALC JAOS Japan Student Scholarship Award Ceremony at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo on Monday 29 January 2018.   IALC is a global standard in language study abroad, and our dynamic association of quality international language centres joined forces with JAOS ...
Quality English and JAOS sign MoU
Quality English (QE) and JAOS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will further strengthen the relationship between the two organisations. QE are active members of GAELA whilst JAOS are part of the FELCA association, and the two were first introduced at the recent ST Alphe Japan event.   The MoU outlines their agreement to support, strengthen and promote co-operation and to &...
FEDELE at the 8th ECELE in Malaga
A few days ago one of FEDELE’s main events of the year took place –  ECELE (International Conference for Spanish Language Schools) . This is the eighth year of celebrating the event.   This year ECELE was held in Malaga as part of Malaga Education Week, a new event of professional workshops intended to focus the attention of people involved in language tourism and imm...
Future Success Launch
On the 24th January 2018, the official breakfast launch of FUTURE SUCCESS was held at Urban Reef in Bournemouth. Representatives from local businesses, the UK English language teaching industry and local dignitaries were present to hear from Mr Spencer Fordham, Managing Director of Capital School of English. He introduced his vision for the language learning of the future which can help and train ...
Struggling to Keep your Social Media Content Coming?
Have you opened new accounts and pages for your business? Did you then realise that to keep people coming to those pages you need to have interesting and engaging content weekly, if not daily? Are you struggling because there's a lack of resources, be it time or people? No worries! We can help you!   We understand the struggle of trying to keep up with full inboxes, staff queries, phon...
IH Darwin and ihBC Darwin Officially Opens its Doors with a Grand Opening Event
On Wednesday 17th January, International House Sydney City, Bondi and Darwin’s owner Tim Eckenfels hosted the Grand Opening of the completely refurnished building where the college will offer English language and vocational courses in Business for over 1000 students this year.   With attendees from various industries, the event was an important moment for representatives of the ed...
IALC JAOS Japan Student Scholarship Award Ceremony
The International Association of Language Centres (IALC) and the Japan Association of Overseas Studies (JAOS) will host the IALC JAOS Japan Student Scholarship Award Ceremony at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo on Monday 29 January 2018.   IALC is a global standard in language study abroad, and our dynamic association of quality international language centres has joined forces with JAOS ...
IALC launches intuitive new website
The International Association of Language Centres (IALC) is very pleased to announce the launch of its new website at ww.ialc.org. The site has been designed to offer the best possible service to IALC members, agents and students.     The aim has been to provide an easy to navigate platform that will allow users to quickly identify schools offering programs in a wide range of ...
Be more UK, first Academic Conference told
Do ELT courses need more “UK-ness” to differentiate themselves from international competition?   ELT consultant Michael Carrier thinks so, and his opening speech set the tone for the first-ever English UK Academic Conference.   Outlining reasons to be cheerful about the UK industry, he suggested key areas which could help schools take control of future growth. The...
Rod Camm and Georgina Mccann open New Horizon's 3rd CRICOS School in Melbourne
Starting the year with the first International cohorts about to commence across the country,  New Horizons Melbourne  celebrated the opening of the school on Friday 19 January with over 30 International Education Agents and ELICOS Partners present.   Students will commence next week, coinciding with Australia Day. "We’re really excited to welcome the students and to ma...
ICEF appoints Monele Schrot as Director, French Programming, Canada
New role affirms ICEF’s ongoing commitment to French-language education in Canada, and the entire Canadian education sector.   ICEF  the world leader in connecting education professionals, is pleased to announce the appointment of Monele Schrot as Director, French Programming, Canada. In this role, Monele will focus on developing inbound student mobility to French and biling...
Málaga at the epicentro of Language Tourism
During the first few days of the year, Malaga has seen intense discussions about Language Tourism and the position of Spanish as a key world Language. Today it is the 2nd most spoken nother-tongue language, being the language of 8% of the world’s population.  Spain is the principal destination in the world for learning Spanish and especially Andalucia and Malaga.   Mál...
FELTOM Feature School - NSTS English Language School
In today's FELTOM Feature we are going to take a look at NSTS English Language School which is based in Gzira.   NSTS is Malta’s first boutique language school with more than 50 years of unparalleled professional experience. We are a ‘boutique’ school not only because we are independent and flexible, but because our students’ and agents’ satisfaction is our...
IH Brisbane Celebrates 10th Anniversary
In 2007  IH Brisbane , or ALS as it was then known, welcomed its first students through its doors. Since then the school has hosted more than 20,000 language students and helped them to not only improve their English skills, but discover this incredible part of Australia too.   IH Brisbane began by offering General English courses, but now has a wide variety of options available,...
IH AMT Conference 2018
The AMT Conference 2018 took place in Devonport House in London and was a highly successful event, gathering 115 attendees from 78 International House schools. Among the participants, 31 countries from the IH network were represented and 28 delegates were attending for the first time. Delegates included Teacher Trainers, Academic Managers, Directors of Studies and more!   The 3-day conf...
FELTOM Feature School: GV Malta
In today's FELTOM Feature School Article we are taking a look at GV Malta English Centre in St. Paul's Bay.   GV Malta English Centre is a boutique English language school where students become part of our family.  We are based in St. Paul’s Bay, which is the northeast part of the Island, close to sandy beaches, Gozo and Comino.  "We cater for students from the age of 4...
Benefit now from our New Premium Services
We are happy to launch a new Premium offer for those of you who would like to try out and see for themselves just how beneficial our Member Articles can be to attract new agents to their profiles and generate more traffic to their websites.   What does it consist of?   If you take this offer you will: -be able to send us 6 MEMBER ARTICLES which will be published on our s...
guard.me sponsors Ski & Network Event
We are pleased to announce that guard.me International Insurance will be sponsoring our upcoming Ski & Network Event that is to be held in Liddes, Switzerland between the 24th February and 1st March 2018.   guard.me will be ensuring that all the participants are insured for skiing. As their motto goes, they will be Keeping Us Safe!   Thank you guard.me for this sponsors...
Interviewing Richard Affolter - WEBA
In this interview we've spoken with Richard Affolter, founder of WEBA World, an organisation that runs workshops and education fairs around the world, mainly in Asia. We asked Richard various questions about the types of workshops they organise, who they are for, and where they are held. Here's what he had to tell us...   It’s going to be another busy year for you and the WEBA tea...
StudyWorld educator experience: small business
In this article about StudyWorld today we're going to look at the experience of one of last year's attendees.   Last year StudyWorld London introduced new, innovative new ways to for educators to attend the event, including attending for one day without a table. This flexibility proved ideal for Amanda Selvaratnum, who runs a small business in York. Training Gateway is a skills brokerag...
Interviewing Genevieve Abela - General Manager at guard.me
Today it is our great pleasure to publish an interview with Genevieve Abela who is not only a friend of ours, but also General Manager at guard.me. Here's what she had to tell us...   Let’s start with your experience in the Education Travel Industry. You have been a part of it for a number of years now – what made you join it in the first place, and what is it about Educatio...
Málaga positions itself as the leading destination in Spain for language tourism
The climate, the quality of teaching, the wide range of cultural offerings and tremendous value for money, all help to make Málaga the ideal destination for studying Spanish.   The number of people studying Spanish in the world increases day by day. Today it is the second mother tongue language in the world with a total of 472 million native-speakers: in other words, 8% of the wo...
Australia releases update to the National Code
On 1 January 2018 new laws came into effect in Australia to ensure students truly do have a Happy New Year in 2018, and beyond.   The National Code 2017 has now been updated to the National Code 2018. The purpose of the National Code is to outline standards for Registered Training Providers to deliver quality education services to International Students studying in Australia. The update...
Getting ready for the 2018 FELTOM Workshop in Malta
The date for the FELTOM ELT Malta Workshop is getting closer. This year's event will be held from the 12th to the 18th March 2018.     More info about this event can be found by following the FELTOM Facebook Page or by joining their event here .   We, at Schools & Agents, look forward to meeting you there!     ...
Do you qualify to receive our Agents List?
Most of our Member Schools qualify to receive an easy-to-use list of our Member Agents. Contact us to find out if you too qualify to receive this list. How does it work?   It is actually very simple. All our member schools - be it Light, Premium or Platinum can access our Agent Profiles by logging into the Directory, owever our  Premium and Platinum Member Schools are entitled to r...
FELTOM Feature School: Link School of English
This is the first FELTOM Feature for 2018 and this time round we'll be taking a look at our latest members, who we would also like to take the opportunity to welcome on board. I am referring to Link School of English.   Situated in upscale residential Swieqi, within walking distance from Malta’s entertainment hotspots, LINK School of English has provided all aspects of linguistic ...
IH Toronto Now Open!
"Greetings from the brand new  IH Toronto !    I would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself. My name’s Norman Osokin and I’m the Director of the new school. I’ve been working in language teaching management for several years so I know how challenging and rewarding it can be!     As you may know IH Toronto is a joint ven...
Happy New Year
2018 is here and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year.   We are back in the office and ready to hear from you and help you out! As you start getting back to your desks feel free to send us your Member Articles so that we can publish and disseminate them on our site, social media and newsletter. At this point we are pleased to announce that, once a...
Here's our Annual Christmas Video
Here is our annual Christmas video - this year with a bit of a difference as we broadcast live from our Family Gathering at our house - hence all the noise and cheer :) We hope you enjoy it as much as we've enjoyed our evening with family and friends and we wish you all a very merry Christmas!     See you all next year!   ...
Many attend their first-ever ICEF Workshop in Miami
A high proportion of people attending their first-ever ICEF Workshop was a key feature of the 2017 ICEF Miami Workshop held between 11 and 13 December, 2017.   9,909 face-to-face meetings between 1,044 participants from 713 organisations took place over two days. The number of educators attending in Miami grew by 7% over 2016 to 484 representatives from 313 organisations, with 19% of th...
IH Milan 20th Anniversary as IHWO Member
Friday 17 th  November marked an important milestone for IH Milan and for Sieglinde and Claudio. 35 years in the language teaching sector and 20 as an affiliate of IH World; an occasion to celebrate and what better way to do it than to gather all together in the brand new school in Viale Brenta for a sumptuous buffet, fine wine and some reminiscing while also looking towards the future. ...
English UK helps members break into China
Two major agent workshops in one week enabled English UK members to meet specially-selected agents from one of our priority markets.   This year’s China Roadshow, one of English UK’s most popular overseas events, was immediately followed by our regional fair in Hong Kong. Some members, agents and service providers attended both events, while English UK members also had the c...
IH Budapest Teacher Trainers Conference
At the beginning of December 2017,  International House Budapest  held its Teacher Traininers Conference - the first for many years. It was full of exciting and useful workshops and seminars, with guest presenters from a number of other schools around Europe such as Prague, Rome, Riga, Ljubljana.   The organiser, Zsofia Jacab said  “ We are incredibly h...
FELTOM Feature School: English Domain
In today's FELTOM Feature article, we are going to take a look at English Domain.   English Domain is a member of Domain Group, FELTOM and licensed by the Ministry of Education and ELT Council.   English Domain prides itself in providing an excellent service, ensuring all students acquire a confident proficiency level in the English Language. English Domain has an extensive p...
Memberships & Advertising for Schools & Agents
Membership options for Schools, Agents and Service Providers within the Education Travel Industry   Membership Options for Education Providers Schools can choose from one of three packages that we offer.   Light Membership - €75 + VAT  per year - Basic profile  including a description of the school, link to the website, links to social media pages, sch...
Interviewing James Perry - FELTOM CEO
In today's interview we shall meet FELTOM's new CEO, James Perry. As you'll see we've asked him about his experience in the industry as well as his plans for the future of FELTOM.   You have recently taken on the role as CEO at FELTOM. How has it been so far?   FELTOM is a federation that ensures that member schools always strive to deliver a high-quality product and servic...
EduSA AGM and Exco elections
Last Friday, December 1st, at the Annual General Meeting of Education South Africa (EduSA), members present elected and confirmed a new Executive Committee (ExCo) to lead the Association for the 2017/2018 year. The incumbent, Mr Johannes Kraus of Kurus English, was again unanimously re-elected to the position of EduSA Chairperson, he is starting his 4th year as EduSA chair. Mr Phillip McIntyre ...
NH Australia adds Melbourne Campus and the Advanced Diploma of Information Technology to Scope
New Horizons has been approved by the Australian Government, to include its  Melbourne  campus as a CRICOS approved provider.   Furthermore, New Horizons will now also be delivering the  Advanced Diploma of Information Technology  (ICT60115) to International students.   “ Melbourne is the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, and has thric...
FELTOM Feature School: Clubclass Residential Language School
In today's FELTOM Feature we are going to take a look at Clubclass Residential Language School which is based in Swieqi, Malta.   School, accommodation and facilities – ‘all under one roof’ the convenience of living and learning in the same building (minimising travelling time and costs) while enjoying all the facilities offered by the school an excellent oppor...
The Skills Required for Tomorrow's Technology Practitioners
Most of us in Education Travel are familiar with STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. But the notion of STEM is more far reaching than just a list of subjects. It is a way of approaching problems and seeking solutions with both  critica l thinking  and   creative  thinking.   We can thank STEM endeavours for much that defines our modern li...
Eaquals Launches Teacher Award Scheme at Annual Member Meeting
Eaquals members gathered in Malta for the association’s annual member meeting, which this year took place in St Julian’s on the 17 th and 18 th November. Two full days of professional development workshops were accompanied by networking opportunities and social events taking place throughout the Mediterranean island.   The conference was officially opened by Eaquals Chai...
FELTOM Feature School: EF International Language Campus, Malta
In today's FELTOM Feature we are going to turn our spotlight to a school whose name needs no introduction in our industry: EF International Language Campus, Malta.   Welcome to EF International Language Campus, Malta   "EF provides life-changing education for global citizens. For over 50 years, our mission has been to give confidence and freedom to people of all ages, na...
Quality English and Quality Education Conference and Agent Workshop in Malta
Quality English hosted their annual Conference and Agent Workshop in Malta last week, with 24 QE schools and 16 agents in attendance. Day One was the traditional QE conference day during which the schools took part in engaging and thought-provoking discussions led by five industry professionals. For the first time ever, QE added a second day in the form of an Agent Workshop which attracted study t...
NH Australia Launches CRICOS Schools to International Students and Agents
International education agents, ELICOS partners, Government and industry associations joined to celebrate the launch of New Horizons Australia as a CRICOS endorsed provider of technology education to International students.   The Grand Openings were held at the Brisbane and Sydney campuses, with a launch scheduled in early 2018 for the Melbourne school.   Representatives incl...
Londonist shortlisted for 'Best Marketing' award!
Londonist Accommodation Agency is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted as finalist for 'Best Marketing' award at the British Youth Travel Awards 2017!    The British Youth Travel Awards are our industry’s opportunity to reward high achievers, gain recognition, and raise the profile of the work and individual successes of organisations engaged in youth...
Amazing Cities and Sites in Australia: by New Horizons Australia
Australia is a big, beautiful country to explore. The large cities Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane are considered some of the best places in the world to live or study. Academic qualifications from Australia are highly regarded internationally, and a great part about studying with New Horizons is the flexibility to really experience the life here, make friends, and see wonderful places.   ...
FELTOM Feature School: BELS English Language School
In this series of articles, our partner organisation FELTOM will be showcasing its member schools. Today we are happy to start with BELS English Language School. Enjoy! :)   Welcome to BELS!   "We’re the language school with a difference. Our clients’ needs are given priority, and we truly mean it. BELS is an owner-run organisation built on core values: we suppl...
English UK figures suggest ELT market recovery
The first ELT growth since 2013 was seen this summer, according to new English UK figures.   Members of the association’s Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) scheme reported 214,851 student weeks in the third quarter of 2017, compared with 183,203 in a predecessor scheme in 2016. This represents a year-on-rise of over 17 per cent.   Jodie Gray, English UK’s head ...
News from IHWO
Operación Triunfo, one of Spain's most popular TV shows has arrived in Terrassa!   In this national vocal talent contest, singers battle it out during weekly gala performances, and spend their time staying and rehearsing at the 'Academia', which this year is based in the Catalan city of Terrassa. Contestants cover a range of musical styles, and many songs are sung in English. ...
Interviewing Jonathan Swindell, Chief Executive at Quality English and Quality Education
During the Quality English and Quality Education Conference and Agent Workshop this morning we had a bit of a chat with Jonathan Swindell, Chief Executive at Quality English and Quality Education about organising the QE Conference in Malta. This is the first time that QE and QEd has taken its conference outside of the UK.     It is now also possible to view the event album by ...
Live from the Quality English and Quality Education Conference in Malta
It is here! The last event that we are attending for 2017, and we couldn't have ended this very busy year or conference and workshop hopping in a better way. Blue skies and blue sea...a fantastic backdrop offered by the Salini Resort, which is the chosen venue for the Quality Englisha nd Quality Education Conference and Agent Workshop that is being held in Malta between the 23rd and 24th November ...
FELTOM ELT Malta Workshop 2018
The FELTOM ELT Malta Workshop 2018 will be held from the 12th till the 18th of March 2018.   During this event, agents will have the opportunity to connect with schools, educators, industry service providers as well as other agents .... all this while discovering Malta. Acclaimed by students for the full immersion learning experience and continuously setting industry standards, Malta is...
Interviewing Lou McLaughlin at the EAQUALS Training for Excellence in Malta
In this interview we spoke with Dr. Lou McLaughlin, Executive Director at EAQUALs, who has told us about the experience of organising this event in Malta, the participants, the programme of events as well as the main focus of conference from an academic and business perspective.    Is it the first time that EAQUALS has organised this event in Malta?  E aquals runs an event...
Malaga Education Week
Malaga Education Week will take place from 7-14 January 2018. This initiative aims to focus the attention of the Study Abroad industry on Malaga as a study destination, especially for Language Tourism. This will be achieved by bringing together in Malaga, teachers, senior academics, representatives of the local and national administrations, international educators and educational consultants. &nbs...
The EAQUALS Training for Excellence in Malta starts now!
We are live from the Eaquals Training for Excellence at the Hilton Hotel in St. Julian's, Malta where the event has just kicked off with a welcome address by Justin Quinn, Eaquals Chair, which was followed by a presentation given by Dr. Lou McLaughlin, the Executive Director at Eaquals, who focused on the developments that the organisation has had since the last event.   The upcomi...
IALC Study Travel Research Report 2017
As an association committed to language learning and cultural exchange, IALC are proud to contribute research on language study abroad.   Surprisingly little research exists into trends in demand for foreign language learning at home or abroad. IALC is delighted to have commissioned StudentMarketing to redress the balance with this detailed report, comprising primary and secondary resea...
ICEF Berlin Workshop celebrates record growth with more than 30 000 business meetings held
The ICEF Berlin Workshop 2017, held between 29 and 31 October this year, saw record numbers of participants as well as the launch of the world’s first education agent training course specifically focused on Ireland. The ICEF Berlin Workshop continues to be a cornerstone of the global education calendar, with several organisations such as ALTO, GAELA, IALC, and the British Council choosing to...
Who are Intrinsiq?
Could you explain to our readers who Intrinsiq is, and something about your product / products?   Intrinsiq is an international team of experts in the international education sector; we work with schools, universities, and guardianships and other related providers. We have a distributed team in the UK and Australia. Unlike other software vendors or developers, we do not simply prov...
IHWO announces the opening of IH Toronto in January 2018
We are delighted to announce that a new branch of the International House network will be opening for business on 2nd January 2018. A joint venture, between IH Barcelona, IH Dublin and local partners, IH Toronto will hit the ground running by offering a range of English language courses and accommodation options, as well as summer programs for juniors. Situated in the up and coming mid-tow...
New style English UK Fair is popular with participants
An innovative English UK fair which included Italian secondary school teachers as well as agents and member centres was so popular that extra places had to be created to help meet demand.   The fair, in Milan, was designed to use the power of school teachers as influencers by giving them more information on studying with English UK member centres, before introducing them to educators an...
IHWO will be participating at the following events!
International House World Organisation is delighted to be attending four ST Alphe events in Asia over the coming months.   Meet us in Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei and Bangkok and find out about studying abroad with International House. We will be representing 30 of our schools, which are located in a diverse range of exciting destinations and offer language courses in English, Sp...
Get ready for Ski and Network 2018
The Network Plus is proud to launch its first event for 2018. After the success of this year's events - Ski & Network in Switzerland, and Dive & Network in Malta - we are now proposing our first idea for 2018.    This event will take place between the 24th February and 1st March 2018 and this year we have a huge surprise! Not only will our prices be kept down to an absolute...
International House World Organisation welcomes three new affiliate schools
International House World Organisation (IHWO) today announced the affiliation of three new schools to the IH network.   “We are delighted to welcome these three new schools to our network. In both Spain and Italy they are joining a large number of IH schools, some of which have been affiliated since the 1950s and 1960s. In France we are particularly pleased to grow our presence, a...
Catching up on Developments from the Malaga Education Week
In this interview with Bob Burger we managed to catch up on more developments in relation to the Malaga Education Week, which will be held in Malaga, Spain between the 7th and 14th January 2018.     We'll be back with even more updates! ...
Final day at ICEF Berlin 2017
After a very busy Monday morning and afternoon, and a fun evening of good music and great company, the final day at ICEF Berlin is upon us.    Participants started having meetings from breakfast time, at 8:00 am and will continue until 19:00. The overall atmosphere has been a very positive one throughout the 3 days; people who have known each other for years, getting together to re...
ICEF celebrates 500 graduates of the Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA)
ICEF celebrated a significant milestone today as it announced the 500th agent to graduate from its Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA). The CCEA provides agents with a firm foundation in the benefits, structure, and organisation of Canada’s education system. It also provides agents with the resources they need to advise students seeking to study in Canada.   According to the...
First Day of meetings at #ICEF17
815am sharp. This is when we walked into the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin, which is where the ICEF Berlin Workshop is being held. 815am sharp. The hotel corridors are already bustling with activity as delegates are walking in to grab a cup of coffee in preparation for their first meetings. Some are indeed already discussing business over coffee and pastries!   Since then a whole mor...
#ICEF17 Day One in Berlin
This time of year always brings with it an endless amount of social media posts of people travelling to Berlin. Starting from Friday, our social media timelines got flooded with posts of industry friends landing in Berlin, travelling to Berlin and back at ICEF Berlin. I'm sure most of you can relate! So, a lot of us are here, but for those who haven't been able to make it or haven't arrived yet, h...
Celebrating success!
We are always happy to share the successes of our partners and collaborators, but let's face it, it an extra special pat on the shoulder when the success you're celebrating is yours. And that is precisely what we are here to do today. In the history of Schools & Agents, since it's first post in 2008, this month has been the month with a most absolute record number of visitors on our site and s...
Innovation attracts agents on English UK inward mission
Agents from markets around the world are keen to work with English UK member centres they visited during a tour of east and central England in October. A third of the eleven agents wanted to work with at least three of the seven centres visited, while one liked the idea of sending students to all of them.    The English UK autumn inward mission 2017 was held from 2-6 October, calli...
Diversity and quality define ICEF Beijing Workshop 2017
With 393 participants from 34 countries taking part in 3 281 pre-scheduled meetings, ICEF’s Beijing Workshop is the company’s second-largest regional workshop, and the largest event of its kind in Asia.   This workshop, which took place between 11 and 13 October 2017, welcomed 181 educators and service providers from 121 organisations and 196 quality pre-screened agents from...
ICEF Berlin Workshop - coming right up!
Next up on the list of annual industry events for most people in the Education Travel Industry is the ICEF Berlin Workshop which will be held between the 28th and 31st October 2017.   The ICEF Berlin Workshop is the largest industry workshop in terms of participants. In 2016, the workshop welcomed 2 444 participants, including 1,032 education agents as well as a total of 1,412 inte...
IALCA 20th anniversary
All Italian agents and international partners are invited to celebrate IALCA's 20th Anniversary in Rome on the 25th October 2017.  This celebration looks at the achievements and successes of the organisation which started in 1997 and has been going on for 20 years.   After the reception, which is kindly offered by Guard.me insurance, IALCA will illustrate the official report on the...
English UK speaks for ELT at party conferences
English UK took the issues of the UK ELT industry to the heart of both major party conferences this autumn.   Sarah Cooper, English UK’s chief executive, was invited to speak at fringe meetings at both conferences, and used this opportunity to get the industry’s message across and develop contacts with senior politicians and other opinion-formers, including immigration minis...
CRICOS Approval announced for New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology
An important milestone for New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology (RTO 91656) has been achieved through ASQA's awarding CRICOS Registration (CRICOS CODE: 03641J). The Australian Government’s updated National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (National Code 2018) ensures strong student protections.   CRICOS registration allow...
Malaga Education Week
In this interview, which was held during the FEDELE Workshop last week, Lynne talks to Bob Burger and Jose Casero who are both involved in the organisation of Malage Education Week which is going to be held in Malaga, Spain at the beginning of next year, specifically from the 7th until the 14th of January 2018.   It will be made up of three events:   ECELE -  a meetin...
Final day at the 6th ELT Malta Conference
Name tags. Lanyards. Booklets. Programmes. And a long line of enthusiastic teachers signing in for the third and final day of the 6th ELT Conference...Industry friends old and new, catching up over coffee before walking into the first room for the first talk of the day.   The initial plenary was given by David Nunan; Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Ko...
Day 2 at the 6th ELT Malta Conference
Today we had a slightly later start than yesterday at the 6th ELT Malta Conference.   Following yesterday's tour of Valletta and a wonderful dinner at Aaron's kitchen, the foreign delegates were taken to visit Mdina and Dingli Cliffs. In the meantime, school owners, Director of Studies and people occupying management roles in Maltese schools started walking in at around 1130am for the B...
Pre-Conference Event at the 6th ELT Malta Conference
The 6th ELT Malta Conference has started this morning at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Valletta, Malta. This event will take place between today, the 12th of October and the 14th October. It is an event which is aimed at members from within the academic departments at English Language schools in Malta as well as teachers of English in Private, Church and State Schools.   This morning's e...
FEDELE comes to an end
The FEDELE 2017 Workshop took place on the  Islas Balears, more precisely in Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca between 8th and 11th October.    This workshop brought together 46 agents from 42 different countries; 5 Korean agents were also brought as guests to this event. Other agents came from Italy, Russia, UK, Germany, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Serbia amongst ...
It's the 3rd and Final Day in Mallorca for FEDELE 2017
It's the third and final day of the FEDELE Workshop and the first full day in Mallorca. After making our way to Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, yesterday evening, today we woke up to fantastic blue skies and fully recharged batteries.    At 9am on the dot we took the bus to go for the morning walking networking meetings which took place at" La Seu " Cathedral of Pa...
Day 2 at the FEDELE Workshop in Ibiza and Mallorca
Yesterday's first few hours of the workshop consisted of agents visiting school tables, however the tables were set up in an interesting format. Each region grouped together its member schools and together they prepared a presentation on their specific destination, as you shall see in this video below:     Once the Destination presentations were over we made our way by bus to ...
The FEDELE 2017 Workshop kicks off with a welcome reception in Ibiza!
After a (surprisingly) smooth journey, we finally landed in Ibiza, and at first glance I can confirm that it is nothing like what I had imagined it to be. I've always associated this Spanish island with harcore 24/7 clubbing, and event thought the clubs are most certainly there, so is the beautiful landscape that met our eyes as soon as we walked out of the Arrivals from the airport.   ...
Ist Symposium on Spanish for Specific Purposes Vienna 2017
FEDELE is pleased to announce that on the 13 th  and 14 th  October the Education Offices of the Spanish embassies in Switzerland and Austria, together with the University of Economics and Business Studies in Vienna (WU) and the Austrian Association of Teachers of Spanish (AAPE) are organising the first symposium on Spanish for Specific Purposes in Vienna (JEFE-Vi).   The ...
Markets return to strong growth at ICEF’s 2017 Latin America Workshop
Held between 21 and 23 September 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, ICEF’s 2017 Latin America Workshop hosted 348 participants from 24 countries, an increase in participant numbers of 18% compared to 2016. Educators, education agents and selected service providers shared 3 034 scheduled meetings over two days, enhancing their networks, nurturing existing partnerships and fostering exchanges of ideas...
SEO - Get on Google's Page 1
Get Your School or Organization Found on Google. All the Time!!   Let's say you want to get students to enrol in one of your courses. You have everything set up to start selling your courses and start taking in students. You have a number of options that you can take - you can:   a) hire someone to get the sales for you and pay a big chunk in commission. b) spend lots of m...
IALC and Edvisor Announce Exclusive Partnership
The International Association of Language Centres (IALC) announces an exclusive partnership with Edvisor, the leading technology provider in the education travel industry, to onboard all of its 140 prestigious member schools to the Edvisor Platform.   The Edvisor Platform streamlines data sharing between schools and agents, allowing them to connect directly and work together in real-tim...
The Education Travel Industry bids farewell to Tatyana Khromchenko
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tatyana Khromchenko, President of TAKT & PARTNERS.Inc. who was based in Moscow, Russia.   Tatyana, or Tata as she was known amongst her circle of friends, has been around our industry for many years and many of us have had th epleasure of meeting her at one event or other.   As soon as the news c...
English UK’s management qualification goes international
Senior staff at EF Education First in China are the first to take the international version of English UK’s management qualification.   The English UK Diploma in ELT management (DELTM) has run annually since in the UK since 1998, with ten face-to-face sessions, practical assignments and a final project taking place over a year.   The qualification has been adapted for i...
Quality English and Quality Education Events
The 2017 Quality English events season will culminate at the Conference & Workshop in Malta on 23/24 November. There will be 25 Quality English & Quality Education schools in attendance from the UK, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus, Canada and New Zealand. It promises to be a fantastic few days. There are a few agent places left so feel free to check out the link below you are interested in meeting ...
Academic Head of Training and Development for International House World Organisation publishes book on mobile learning
Shaun Wilden, Academic Head of Training and Development for International House World Organisation (IHWO), has written a new book on mobile learning. Published by Oxford University Press, it offers a comprehensive overview of the use of mobile devices as powerful multimedia tools in the classroom, as well as providing practical suggestions and instructions.   From implementing mobile de...
Introducing CSOE
In today's interview we are intorducing CSOE: Celtic School of English in Tralee, Ireland.  Continue reading to find out why this school can be interesting for students of all ages!   How long has CSOE been around for and where are you based?  Celtic School of English has been in existence since 2003. After moving a couple of times, we finally moved to our permanent home ...
International House World Organisation launches new website
International House World Organisation (IHWO) today announced the launch of a new website, offering new features for members, improved search functionality for customers, and easy access to information about IH World. The website also provides up to date news, press releases, client testimonials, and resources including an English language placement test, IH Jobs and the IH Journal.   T...
Final Day of Dive and Network takes us to Gozo
A slightly later morning than usual.....but then again, why not? It's Sunday! Off we go to the Gozo Ferry and set off on our trip...not without a  pastizzi breakfast of course. If we're going to offer the Maltese experience, we can't not go all the way!     Upon arriving in Gozo we immediately made our way to BELS Language School - a charming school based in the quaint ...
Diving, Swimming, Robotics and the 2018 European Capital of Culture
Diving, Swimming, Robotics and the 2018 European Capital of Culture - this is what our Saturday at the Dive and Network event in Malta was made up of.   The day started with a dive for some and a swim or a snorkel for others after which we all met for lunch. A networking session lead by TrainingMalta which involved Robotics, and a lot of enthusiasm on our part, followed. We not only got...
Networking in Mdina
Networking is always great. Networking when surrounded by beautiful people and the magnificent Medieval city of Mdina....well, that is something else! Last night, the Dive and Network Event which is currently being held in Malta took us to Mdina where roamed the cobbled streets of this fortified gem as the sun set on a mega-eventful day for all of us!   Despite the fact that both Lynne ...
Dive and Network Malta
It has been a very busy 24 hours...   Thursday 28th September: company representatives landed from the UK, Turkey, Switzerland and Canada, we all met in Marsaxlokk and had a lovely evening networking and eating typical Maltese food. New connections were made and everyone was looking forward to the following morning.   Friday 29th September - morning: The Malta University ...
WEBA Malta
We are back from a lovely day at WEBA Malta which was held in Sliema. The day started with school representatives giving a presentation about their schools. This gave the agents a great oppurtunity to get an overview and understand whether the school can be interesting to their target markets.Agents came from various locations including Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UK, Hong...
Languages Canada welcomes new Manager, International Promotion and Marketing
Languages Canada are pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Bercu to the Languages Canada team as Manager, International Promotion and Marketing. In this role, Carolyn will be responsible for the planning and execution of marketing and international promotion activities such as trade missions, familiarization tours, and participation in international recruitment and promotional ...
Announcing the Shortlist for the #WIEawards2017
It's here! The shortlist for the first ever Women in International Education otherwise known as #WIEawards2017 has been finalised and the nominees are as follows:   INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2017 sponsored by  The British Council Isabel Vogt - ICEF Jenny Nieveen - OHLA Lisa James - Embassy English ENLIGHTENED EMPLOYER AWARD 2017 sponsored by  ESL Langua...
Internationalisation key for ICEF 2017 Higher Education Partnership Forum
Held on September 12, 2017 in Seville, Spain, the 2017 ICEF Higher Education Partnership Forum brought together educators from around the world seeking to develop partnerships between their institutions. This event built on the success of the inaugural Higher Education Partnership Forum in Liverpool, UK.   Participants at the 2017 ICEF Higher Education Partnership Forum sought to establ...
Growth a highlight of ICEF Higher Education Workshop in Seville
ICEF’s 2017 Higher Education Workshop, held on September 9, 10 and 11, 2017 in Seville, Spain, saw significant growth in the number of attendees over 2016, including a strong contingent of Spanish education professionals seeking to establish their country as an international destination for students.   The ICEF 2017 Higher Education Workshop provided an opportunity for internation...
English UK chief executive to speak at Labour and Conservative party conferences
Labour and Conservative members and MPs will get the chance to hear the viewpoint of the UK English language industry at fringe events at their party conferences this autumn.   Sarah Cooper, chief executive of English UK, has been asked to join a panel discussion being organised for both conferences by the think-tank Policy Exchange. The sessions focus on exporting the English language ...
Safe Guide to finding accommodation in Ireland
As we are now at the beginning of the new academic year, a lot of students will be going to work and study in Ireland and will be looking for accommodation. In the light of this Welcome Ireland have recently published a blog post offering advice to students seeking accommodation in Ireland.   At present, Dublin is experiencing a rental crisis with the supply of student accommodation u...
Meet BLI Canada
In this article we have interviewed Naoko Toyama from BLI Montreal who will be giving us further information about this Education Institution in Montreal, Canada.   How long has BLI been around for and where are you based?  BLI has been around since 1976 and we are based in Montreal and Quebec City in Canada.   What would you say are your unique selling points? - ...
StudyWorld transforms international education trading events
The innovations at this year’s StudyWorld will transform the way international education trading events work, says organiser English UK.   As well as a prestigious central London venue and a new focus on the UK, changes included special delegations, increased flexibility for attendees, and support from the Department for International Trade. As a result, the event attracted a gove...
WEBA on the Road with Dr. David Street from University of Winchester
The latest edition of WEBA on the Road features Dr. David Street from the University of Winchester.    This video was made after the WEBA Agents Workshop in London which was held between the 31st of August and the 1st of September 2017. The interview was held inside the POD that brings workshop attandees from the Airport to the Hotel where the WEBA Agents Workshops are held. I...
IHWO holds its 2017 Directors’ Conference in Toronto with guard.me
International House  directors from around the globe have just returned from an incredible edition of the annual Directors’ Conference. Breaking from tradition, instead of being hosted by an affiliate school, this year IH Directors were kindly hosted by our partners  guard.me International Insurance  in their wonderful city of Toronto.   Keith Segal, President an...
Quality English and Quality Education Conference 2017
The 2017 QE & QEd Conference will be held in Malta on the 23rd and 24th November. Quality English and Quality Education are pleased to announce that, for the first time, there will also be an Agent Workshop as part of the conference. The event will be an excellent opportunity for agents to network and build relationships with QE schools and colleges before taking part in a typical Quality E...
WEBA to hold Agent and Student fair in China in October
WEBA is organising a slightly diverse event in China this October. In fact, on the 8th and 9th October there will be an Agents Workshop in Beijing and this will be followed by a Student Recruitment Fair on the 14th and 15th October, 2017.   Since 2009, WEBA has been organising their workshop in China 4 times per year, specifically in January, April, June and October welcoming over 500 C...
The 2017 StudyWorld Photo Album is ready for viewing
We've had a fantastic time in London - catching up with colleagues and friends, making new ones and being a part of this amazing experience called StudyWorld for the 6th year in a row. Time does fly, but the memories we make, the people we meet and the places we visit are there to stay. We have tried to immortalize some of these moments in a photo album which you can find here and which we hope ...
StudyWorld Seminars Interview: Future Success Powered by STEAM
StudyWorld 2017 continues with ongoing meetings and seminars. This short update is about one of the seminars we've attended and wanted to share the information with all of you in case you missed it!     Research shows that students aged 11+ now, will be working in jobs that currently don't exist, by 2025. During the seminar we have found out more about the vision of 2 educators ...
StudyWorld London Kicks Off
A lovely walk past Westminster Abbey and the StudyWorld banners guide us towards the QEII Centre where this year's workshop will be held.    The welcome reception brought together schools from the UK and Northern Ireland, international agents and service providers who all seemed to be very happy with the new location chosen. After some initial networking Steve Phillips, Chair of En...
Be part of the 3rd International Student Recruitment Industry World Cup
Once again in 2017, for the 3rd consecutive year, participants at the ICEF Berlin Workshop will have the opportunity to participate in the 3rd International Student Recruitment Industry World Cup.   This event is not only a great opportunity to network with other schools, service providers and agents, but to do it in a fun and healthy way whilst playing "the world's most beautiful ...
London show sells UK education to worldwide buyers
Universities, colleges, boarding schools, language centres and publishers are taking part in a major event to sell UK education to the rest of the world next week, supported by the Department for International Trade.   StudyWorld introduces UK educators to international buyers, including foreign governments and global companies who want to meet their training needs locally and send stu...
A UK education – benefits on a global scale
English UK are pleased to announce that Gavin Esler, one of the UK’s most respected and well-known journalists and broadcasters, will deliver the keynote address at StudyWorld on Tuesday 5 September.   Gavin’s long and distinguished career has taken him across the globe reporting on events and interviewing leading global figures. More recently, after leaving the BBC, he has ...
guard.me raises $10,000 for CAMH at IH conference in Toronto
Earlier this summer,  guard.me International Insurance  raised $10,000 for the  Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (CAMH)  during the annual charity auction at the  2017 International House Directors' Conference in Toronto .   The  International House  Directors' Conference takes place every year in a different city and always includes...
The ICEF Education Fund sponsors three students from Nicaragua
The ICEF Education Fund is proud to announce its sponsorship of three high school students from Nicaragua through La Esperanza Granada. The ICEF Education Fund aims to help disadvantaged youths around the world access education . To help these young people on their path to education, personal growth, and social involvement, the Education Fund hand-picks promising educational projects in areas wh...
Canada reception at NAFSA 2017, sponsored by guard.me
Earlier this summer,  guard.me International Insurance  partnered with  EduCanada  and Canadian institutions to host the annual Canada Reception at  NAFSA.  More than 400 delegates from around the world got a taste of Canadian culture at the famous Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles.   The evening opened with a traditional bagpipe performan...
Announcing two new emerging market events for 2018: ICEF Ukraine Focus and ICEF Africa Workshop
ICEF announced today the addition of two new key destinations in the 2018 workshop schedule. The new events in Ukraine and South Africa reflect ICEF’s ongoing commitment to developing student recruitment markets for its client base around the world. “Our clients have told us clearly that they wish to expand their efforts in Ukraine and Africa, so we are delighted to take ICEF to Kiev a...
Interview with Nicoletta Pinto, guard.me Account Manager for Europe
For today's interview we had the pleasure to speak with Nicoletta Pinto, guard.me's new Account Manager for Europe. Nicoletta is a familiar face in our industry as she has previously worked in the language school sector in Spain. Today, we shall find out more about her move to guard.me and about her new role within this organisation and what it entails.   1. Nicoletta, you’ve...
StudyTravel Star Awards 2017 shortlist unveiled
The shortlist for the StudyTravel Star Awards 2017 has been released, celebrating the international education businesses that have most impressed their peers, with awards for study travel agents, language schools, high schools, vocational colleges, associations and service providers.     Now in their 12th year, the  StudyTravel Star Awards  are a unique peer-vot...
FEDELE meets with the Department for Educational Planning at the Ministry of Education
On the 9th June,  Carmen Timor  and  Ana Cózar , president and manager of FEDELE respectively, held a meeting with the Department for Educational Planning at the Ministry of Education. The Department was represented by José María Fernández Lacasa, Director General of Management and Educational Planning at the Ministry of Education and David Ferrán Priestley, Deputy Di...
2017 CBIE INTL Conference Bursary Application
The International Network of Tomorrow’s Leaders (INTL) , a professional learning community of  CBIE , is pleased to announce that it will be awarding fourteen (14) conference bursaries to attend CBIE’s Annual Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 19-22, 2017.   The bursary covers the full conference registration fee and will be awarded to new and emerging lead...
FELTOM Summer Parties
FELTOM launched the summer season when it hosted its first Summer Junior Event, which kicked off on Wednesday 21 st June at Gianpula Village.   Summer Junior Events will be welcoming over 200 students from the ages of 13 to 17 years of age who will enjoy dancing to the latest tunes provided by Malta’s popular DJs. Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will also be available for purcha...
WEBA on the Road - What is it?
' WEBA on the Road ' is a new concept which will be integrated in the WEBA Workshops and as well during their visits to the various schools worldwide. In this interview with Jimmy Smeraldi, Richard Affolter, CEO of WEBA speaks more in depth about this concept, who it is for and what it is innovative.   This concept will give the opportunity to Educators to be Interviewed in a ...
Ana Bratkovic celebrates 15 years at NEAS
NEAS would like to thank and acknowledge Ana Bratkovic for her 15 years of service to NEAS and its members. Ana has been a key contributor to NEAS’ transformative journey over the years, 3 years ago taking up the role of General Manager. The depth of Ana’s industry knowledge is highly valued by her colleagues, as is her passion for promoting quality and sharing best practice. &...
Interview with Danny Harrington, Co-founder of ITS Education Asia
How did ITS Education Asia come about and when was the school opened?   In the vast majority of schools, the learning model remains fairly close to what it was a hundred and fifty years ago: kids watching a teacher at the front of a room. That is the reality of learning for most children. At ITS Education Asia, however, the idea is that education should be truly learner-centred and not ...
UK government supports StudyWorld 2017
The Department for International Trade will have a major presence at StudyWorld 2017, with commercial officers from all over the world available for meetings with UK educators.   Also expected are large delegations from Gulf region governments and London embassies, which will be represented in specialist zones at the event at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster.   &l...
2 Weeks left to benefit from Early Bird Prices for our Dive and Network Event
There are only 2 weeks left to book your place at the Dive & Network Event and benefit from discounts! After the 31st July prices will go back up to normal.    So what is this Dive & Network Event?   Schools & Agents has teamed up with fRilingue to bring together education providers, consultants and service providers within the Education Travel Industry to mi...
Pre production underway for new NEAS online courses
CEO Patrick Pheasant, General Manager Ana Bratkovic and Quality Assessor Lauren O’Hern recently spent a day being filmed at a professional video shoot in preparation for the release of our suite of three new online courses. Ideal for those who live in regional areas or overseas, or for those who may be too time poor to attend our face to face QLS workshops, these collaborative courses will n...
Malaga schools of Spanish win Tourism prize in Malaga
ACEM, the Association of Schools of Spanish in Malaga, has won the first Tourism prize awarded by the city of Malaga.   The prize ceremony took place at a gala event to celebrate the 10 th anniversary of the Foro de Turismo, the joint public-private initiative which has had such great success in promoting Malaga as a cultural tourism destination. The event was held in Malaga’s b...
Trinity College London Rock and Pop Song Showcase Videos
Over the next few weeks Trinity will be revealing some of the great new songs appearing on our Rock & Pop 2018 syllabus in a series of video showcases.   The videos  will see professional musicians putting their spin on songs from the Guitar, Drums, Bass, Vocals and Keyboards syllabuses, and telling us why the songs will be so great to learn and are so enjoyable to play. ...
Happy Birthday! guard.me Joins ILAC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration in Toronto
Happy Birthday, ILAC! This month, the  International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC)  is celebrating its 20 th  anniversary as an English language school in Canada. From July 28-30 th , guests from around the world will be joining ILAC in Toronto for a weekend of networking and festivities. As one of the main sponsors for the event,  guard.me International Insurance &...
5th Spanish as a Foreign Language Conference in Bangkok
Information about the 5th  Spanish as a Foreign Language Conference in Thailand , which will take place in Bangkok on the 26 th  and 27th January 2018, is now available.   The main aim of the event is to share experiences and ideas, to discuss points of view concerning Spanish language teaching and to present  proposals.  It is organised by the Spanish Section ...
Summer course: Spanish throughout the world
The Instituto Cervantes  and the  Universidad Complutense de Madrid  are collaborating once again on the 30 th  Cursos de Verano Complutense en El Escorial. The course will take place from the 10 th  to 12 th  of July at the San Lorenzo site at El Escorial. This year’s programme is entitled “Spanish throughout the world, a sustainable economic ass...
Register now for the NEAS Quality Learning Series
NEAS is offering some outstanding new Quality Learning Series workshops to our members in July. On July 28, NEAS Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pheasant will be delivering an Executive QLS on Risk and Governance in Melbourne as part of the UECA PD Fest. This interactive workshop will cover such concepts as good governance, ethics, corporate social responsibility and organisational design. Part...
Quality English welcomes new school and 9th English Language destination
English in Cyprus , the largest international language school in Cyprus, has joined the Quality English brand of English language schools. This is the first international recognition of any English Language school in Cyprus.   The school, based in the coastal city of Limassol, offers year-round General, Exam and Family programmes and operates a Junior Summer Camp just outside of the ci...
International House and StudentMarketing sign strategic partnership
International House and StudentMarketing sign a 3Y strategic partnership to provide joint market intelligence for IH members and the study abroad industry. International House World Organisation (IHWO), a global network of over 150 affiliated private language schools in 52 countries, and StudentMarketing, a global market intelligence and strategic development company, have signed a 3-year ...
ICEF Southeast Asia Workshop: Full subscription marks a successful event
On June 14-16, 2017 over 350 participants from 26 countries came together at the inaugural ICEF Southeast Asia Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Rising family incomes, a growing economy and high demand for quality education make Vietnam an important, emerging market for international educators and the ideal host country for ICEF’s newest workshop. The event was sold out with a waitlist ...
Hope After Loss: guard.me Joins a² to Build School Library in Turkey After 11 Students Die in Fire
Earlier this spring,  guard.me International Insurance  joined  a² Fairs  to help build a school library in the remote mountain village of Aladağ, 100 km north of Adana in the southern part of Turkey. Last year, a sudden fire broke out in one of the dormitories at the central school resulting in the deaths of 11 female students and one teacher.   Nestled in ...
FELTOM kicks off summer Junior Events
FELTOM launched the summer season when it hosted its first Summer Junior Event, which kicked off on Wednesday 21 st June at Gianpula Village.   Summer Junior Events will be welcoming over 2000 students from the ages of 13 to 17 years of age who will enjoy dancing to the latest tunes provided by Malta’s popular DJs. Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will also be available for purch...
NEAS Quality Learning Series 2017
Throughout 2017,  NEAS  will offer 40 workshops across Australia for teachers and professionals as part of the Quality Learning Series (QLS). This year will see the release of nine new workshops aligned with the  NEAS Quality Assurance Framework , providing high quality professional development for ELT teachers and professional staff across all sectors (independant ELICOS, VET, ...
CourseFinders – a review site for schools and agents
CourseFinders.com , a student-facing site from ICEF, brings reviews to the language travel industry, to the benefit of students, schools and agents. Students gain an objective resource to help them choose their course. Schools and agents gain qualified leads from prospective students.   Everybody knows how important reviews are in the travel industry. Review sites such as TripAdvisor a...
Gallery Teachers presents the Safeguarding Basic Awareness course
With the issue of safeguarding students being the top priority of any educational organisation, Gallery Teachers is proud to present our brand new Safeguarding Basic Awareness course. This course is now open for registrations and the good news is....it is completely FREE of charge.   This course focusses on safeguarding within the ELT industry, however, it does not necessarily have to b...
The WEBA Workshop in China
WEBA World organise various workshops in many different destinations around the world all throughout the year, however, their most famous workshop and the one that is attended by the largest number of educators and agents is the workshop in China. In fact, WEBA organises more than one workshop in China during the year.   With 4 Agents Workshops per year in China, WEBA has reached a sta...
Hung parliament raises hopes for UK ELT
Prospects for a softer Brexit and a more welcoming attitude to international students may have improved by the lack of an overall majority for any party in the general election, says English UK .   The Conservative manifesto had promised a full Brexit, leaving both the single market and the customs union, while Labour said it would keep the UK in the single market and the customs unio...
The 2017 NEAS Management Conference
NEAS would like to thank all those who attended the 2017 NEAS Management Conference which has been an incredible success. This year the conference was attended by the highest number of delegates in NEAS history! Many of the members mentioned it was the best NEAS conference they had ever attended, with special praise for Ita Buttrose's opening plenary, the catering and the overall organisation...
English UK members get world’s most immediate ELT data
Detailed market reports on 2017’s first trading quarter are now being used by English UK members to plan and revise their business strategies.    The first report of English UK’s Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) scheme has just gone out to its 124 members, providing an in-depth, quarterly analysis of the UK industry’s source markets within six weeks of the qua...
International House holds its 2017 Directors’ Conference in Toronto with guard.me
International House directors from around the globe have just returned from an incredible edition of the annual Directors’ Conference. Breaking from tradition, instead of being hosted by an affiliate school, this year IH Directors were kindly hosted by our partners guard.me Insurance in their wonderful city of Toronto.   Keith Segal, President and Founder of guard.me Insurance sai...
Getting to know Global College - New Platinum Member
In today's interview we shall be taking a closer look at Global College Malta to find out why agents should get in touch with them in order to promote their courses in various destinations. Global College is located in SmartCity, Malta.   How did Global College start and when was it established?   Global College Malta is one of the top educational institutions offering a wide...
FELTOM Networking Event
FELTOM  hosted a fantastic networking event at The Rooftop, which is part of the outdoor clubbing complex, Gianpula Village.    This event brought together members of staff from FELTOM-accredited schools in a lovely ambience with a majestic backdrop provided by the silhouette of Mdina, Malta's Silent City. It was a great opportunity to meet people from our local industry befo...
News from New Horizons Australia
A lot's been going on at New Horizons Australia - from a new brochure, to a whole suite of new Diploma courses, to listed new Oracle training courses - all this and much more which we shall be keeping you up to date on.   5 New Nationally Accredited Diploma Courses   That's right, we've just released 5 new, nationally accredited IT and Digital Media Diploma Courses. If you're...
IELA's Summer Programme in Dublin
IELA-Dublin , an agency run by parents, for parents , located in the beautiful safe prestigious villages of Sutton and Howth, just 20 minutes from Dublin airport.   We provide a unique ‘ hands on’ service to students and their parents and work with exceptionally high quality host families located close to Sutton and Howth villages.  As Nicky & Emer live in...
A typical virtual fair with IAES
International African Education Summit (IAES) continues to grow as one of the unique student and agent recruitment agencies within the Africa, Middle East and Asia regions.   Amidst the various cost-effective solutions launched to helping Institutions grow their numbers within a time-frame, IAES has recently launched the virtual fair option.   The virtual fair is created for ...
Under 18s outnumber adult students in UK ELT for the first time
There were more junior than adult students in the UK’s ELT centres in 2016, as structural changes within the industry continue.   English UK’s latest student statistics report shows that, while many source markets declined last year, China entered the top five after years of steady growth and Saudi Arabia replaced Spain in second place. Italy remains the UK’s top sendi...
Interviewing Caroline Esinam Adzogble from IAES
Today we are pleased to publish an interview with Caroline Esinam Adzogble, a young entrepreneur and a very inspiring woman. We hope you enjoy reading this interview as much as we enjoyed working on it.   How did you start in the Education Travel Industry? It all begun after my parent company Potter's International College got accredited as a career college in Ghana in the year 2014....
English UK Chief Executive vows to lead industry to success
Intelligence, quality, promotion and public affairs are at the heart of English UK’s plans for the future.   Revised priorities, a new mission and an updated membership model were announced at English UK’s annual conference by Chief Executive Sarah Cooper, in response to what she described as “extreme pressure” being faced by the UK ELT sector.   &ldqu...
The Dive and Network Programme
It is official. Schools & Agents, together with fRilingue are organising the second networking event for the Education Travel Industry. Following our Ski and Network event in Switzerland this January, we have decided to do something in a warmer climate which still provides participants with an exciting programme of events during which to network and talk shop! For this reason, we have d...
Introducing AIL Madrid
In today's interview we are pleased to introduce AIL Madrid  so that you can read about what this school has to offer and how our agents can benefit from working with them.    How did AIL Madrid come about and when was the school opened?   The School Director and founder, Chris Haworth started AIL Madrid 11 years , although the story goes back beyond them to Chris...
The 2017 ICEF North America Workshop - Vancouver becomes ICEF's largest event ever held in Canada
Following the success of the largest ever Australia New Zealand Agent (ANZA) Workshop earlier this month, ICEF just hosted yet another record-breaking event. With 911 participants from 59 countries, the 2017 ICEF North America Workshop - Vancouver became ICEF’s largest agent networking event to be held in Canada. From April 23-25, 2017, North American educators, student recruitment agents, a...
A fond farewell to Jan Capper executive director at IALC
Jan will be leaving  IALC  to take up a position as the Chief Executive of  CUBO , the association of College and University Business Officers in the UK and Ireland.   Jan began her career in tourism, working for British, American and Malaysian travel companies in operational and marketing roles. She discovered study travel when she became marketing director o...
14 days left to register for the NEAS Management Conference
Register now to secure your place at the NEAS Management Conference 11-12 May 2017, at Doltone House in Sydney.   This year's conference will be the major English Language Training event in NSW this year, so don't miss out on the opportunity to network and participate in some great professional development. The program is now finalised and promises a diverse and innovative line of prese...
New Platform FruitFame.com
A new platform has just been launched to help international education industry professionals showcase success stories that move the needle in marketing, branding, recruitment, enrolment and retention. FruitFame.com , brought to life by Jackfruit Marketing , offers a new channel for people to give their own version of how they achieved success.   FruitFame.com enables users to create...
Giorgia Biccelli heads up new IALC Executive Board
IALC has elected Giorgia Biccelli, director of Linguaviva in Italy as its new president. Ms Biccelli, who previously served as vice president for quality assurance, leads an international board of directors drawn from IALC member schools.  Ms Biccelli, reflecting upon being named president of IALC said: “IALC is a unique association and I feel extremely honoured and privile...
ICEF celebrates ten years of the Australia New Zealand Agent ANZA Workshop
The Australia New Zealand Agent (ANZA) Workshop just celebrated a 10-year milestone. Over the years, ANZA has become the largest agent networking event in Oceania, bringing together international student recruitment professionals from all over the world. On April 5 - 7, 2017, ANZA welcomed 482 participants to the Cairns Convention Centre, Australia; growing by an impressive 15% over last year. Org...
Back in Buenos Aires: promoting the UK to Latin American educational tour operators
The English UK Regional Fair, Latin America 2017 returned to the historic Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, earlier this month: six years after the UK-based language teaching association's last foray in the city.   Latin America accounts for 11% of English language learning student weeks in the UK and, in the last annual statistical report, English UK members identified Argentina as a gr...
PON returns for 2017 bigger than ever before
The EU-funded scheme to boost English skills among Italian secondary pupils returns this summer, potentially benefiting English UK member centres.   PON 2017 is worth €3,000 per student and for the first time covers schools from the whole of Italy, although the bulk of funding is still concentrated on its southern regions.   Sarah Cooper, English UK’s chief executi...
FELTOM calls for work-study permits and walk-in applications to boost intake of international students
“FELTOM is constantly on the forefront lobbying for a number of issues and is currently exploring policies which tackle accessibility to efficient Visa processes, the introduction for work-study permits and walk-in applications – all of which would give an essential boost to local intake opening up for international students from different markets.”   This was stated b...
News from the IALC 2017 Workshop and AGM in Boston
As many of you know IALC has recently held its annual Workshop and AGM in Boston, US between the 23rd and 26th of March 2017. Here are some of the highlights of this event.   AGM  Elections Celestine Rowland of Galway Cultural Institute completed her three-year term of office as IALC President and stepped down from the IALC Board. She was given a standing ovation at the AGM and...
Welcome to our New and Improved Schools and Agents Website
Spring is the time when nature is reborn after the cold winter months. And in our case we are also celebrating spring, a different kind of spring. It is with great pleasure that after months of hard work, we launch our new website. www.schoolsandagents.com has had a total makeover…and we couldn’t be happier to share her new face with you.   In this article we shall go t...
Eddie Byers Scholarships launched: supporting communities through English language teaching
The Eddie Byers Scholarships, in memory of the late chief executive of English UK, are now open to applicants from UK charities for the first time.   They will “enrich and support individuals and communities through English language teaching” through projects which meet a demonstrable need, have lasting effects, and create opportunities which would not otherwise have been av...
ICEF Moscow Workshop celebrates a special 20-year milestone
On March 17-19, 2017 ICEF celebrated an important milestone - the 20th year of the ICEF Moscow Workshop. For two decades ICEF Moscow has attracted educators, agents, and industry service providers from all over the world looking to build new partnerships. This year was no different; in total 374 participants, 7% of whom were attending their first ICEF event, gathered in Moscow for two days of one-...
Getting to know ILE - New Platinum Member
In today's interview we're speaking to Richard Ferro and Tania Assuncao who operate an Online English Language School from Malta. In our industry online and blended learning have become quite popular and here we are going to find out how ILE - I Love English do it, and what their recipe to success is.     The concept of ILE is quite different from that of traditional schools. ...
IH Roadshow 2017
International House Study Abroad schools have been busy over the past few weeks putting on the 2017 edition of the IH Roadshow.   The biggest Roadshow to date, the team included staff from 23 IH Study Abroad schools and events in 6 different cities.   IH representatives had an excellent time meeting with local study abroad agents and students who were able to find out all the...
The first ICEF Central Asia Focus held in Kazakhstan
On March 13-14, 2017 ICEF hosted 149 participants at its first ICEF Central Asia Focus event in Almaty, Kazakhstan. During the one-and-a-half-day workshop, 110 organisations from 24 countries worldwide conducted 944 pre-scheduled business meetings. 18% of participants were attending an ICEF event for the first time.    Central Asia is increasing its importance in the international ...
English UK leads the way on ELT market data
English UK is launching a new market intelligence service which will alert its members to trends and how they are performing in relation to competitors within weeks of each quarter ending.   The Quarterly Intelligence Cohort (QUIC) will bring a range of benefits to English UK members who take part, including professional analysis, quarterly high-quality and detailed reports, accurate ...
Dive and Network in Malta
The Network Plus, formed by Schools & Agents and fRilingue, proudly present another networking event for the education travel industry: Dive and Network in Malta.   When will it be?   The event takes place from Thursday, 28 th  September to Monday 2 nd  October 2017.   What's the plan?   These events are aimed at all those people who ...
FELTOM17 is in full swing
The first morning of meetings at the FELTOM Workshop which is currently being held in Malta is now over and it is time for agent school visits!   However, the annual FELTOM Malta Workshop officially kicked off yesterday with a welcome reception at the Malta National Aquarium after the agents had a full day to explore Gozo and enjoy Malta's sister island.   This morning it w...
London terrorist attack: English UK reassures agents, students and families
English UK has joined other UK authorities urging students and families not to be alarmed, after London became the latest European city to be affected by terrorism.   Sarah Cooper, chief executive of English UK, said: "We are profoundly shocked by the act of one individual yesterday, and our thoughts are with the families of the visitors and Londoners who were caught up in this attack...
New format of English UK regional fairs proves a success
English UK’s recent regional fair attracted great feedback from UK educators pleased with the opportunity to maximise networking time with quality educational tour operators (ETOs) from across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.   Held at a luxury resort hotel in Abu Dhabi, this event trialled English UK's new fair format. Whilst the ever popular key elements remain ...
Digital marketing through video
The student decision of where to study is now mainly driven by lifestyle choices and perception. Students want to know what their experience will be like at any given institution in another country. What does it look like? What can you do there? What are other students like them saying about it? As educators and marketers, we are constantly striving to convey this information in an authentic manne...
Program Available for 2017 NEAS Management Conference
Register now for the 2017 NEAS Conference. Our theme, THE Q FACTOR, embraces the importance of identifying and celebrating best practice in quality in international education. Developing a culture of quality requires strong committed stewardship from everyone in the sector and a shared understanding of quality.   The draft conference program is  available . Plenary Speaker at t...
The Network Plus - Making Networking Affordable and Fun
Schools & Agents have teamed up with fRilingue to come up with a networking option for those schools and organisations who are interested in networking with other industry professionals in different parts of the world while having fun and trying out new and exciting things.   The focus of our events is networking, meaning that we have a full programme of activities and you are all...
The IALC Workshop in Boston - coming right up!
This year the IALC Workshop is moving to Boston, specifically to the Boston Park Plaza, which is a true Boston landmark and a hotel that combines historical charm with contemporary elegance. This workshop provides agents from all around the world to meet over 150 IALC schools, and is being hosted by ELC Boston.   The IALC Workshops are renowned for the thousands of courses that agents...
High number of first-time participants at the ICEF Mexico-Colombia Agent Roadshow
On February 28 and March 3, 2017, the ICEF Mexico - Colombia Agent Roadshow offered one-day workshops in Mexico City and Bogota. During the event, 295 participants from 17 countries conducted 1 828 on-site business meetings. Of all roadshow participants, 14% were attending their first ICEF event.   Mexico and Colombia are the second and third largest economies in Latin America respect...
The FELTOM Malta Workshop comes to an end
After almost a week of activities, networking, meetings and heaps of fun and good connections, the FELTOM Malta Workshop, which was being held at the Radisson Blu Resort Hotel and Spa at Golden Bay in Malta came to an end last night with a lovely closing reception. It was yet another opportunity to mix and mingle and for two lucky winners the cherry on the cake was the fact that they won a fl...
Interviewing the University of Malta at WEBA Malta
The WEBA Malta workshop was held on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at the Preluna Hotel in Sliema. This workshop enabled the participating Higher Education Institutions to meet agents from Turkey, Ukraine and Russia, among other places, and to talk in depth about the possibility of working together to send students for the programmes that these institutions offer. In this clip you can see Lynne in...
Interviewing the New York Military Academy at WEBA Malta
In this second interview that we did during the WEBA Malta workshop we speak with Jonathan from the New York Military Academy about his experience in Malta, at WEBA and also about what his education institution does.   ...
Nominations are now open for the Lead5050 WIE Awards 2017
Yesterday, Lead5050 opened their call for nominations for the first ever Women in International Education (WIE) Awards 2017.   The awards recognise outstanding men and women who work to raise the profile of gender equality in the International Education industry. Lead5050 are also delighted to announce that the main sponsor for the awards will be ILAC .   If you would ...
Continued growth defines the ICEF Japan – Korea Agent Roadshow
The ICEF Japan – Korea Agent Roadshow took place on February 21-23, 2017 in Tokyo and Seoul. During the two-day networking event educators met with Japanese and Korean agents conducting a total of 1 059 in-person business meetings. Overall, the event has grown by six percent compared to last year, hosting 268 participants from 17 countries around the world, of which 14% were attending an ICE...
guard.me partners with CanadaVisa to provide free online immigration tool for international students
guard.me International Insurance now offers international students a free online immigration tool in partnership with CanadaVisa. The CanadaVisa Study Hub provides international students with a wide range of customizable tools and resources, including information about visas, study permits and the Canadian immigration process.   "Navigating the Canadian immigration system can be confu...
TEQSA and NEAS Share Vision for Quality
On 20 February 2017, Patrick Pheasant, NEAS Chief Executive Officer and Anthony McClaran, Chief Executive Officer, TEQSA met regarding a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. The memorandum came into effect December 2016 and recognises the two organisations shared vision for quality.   TEQSA plays a vital role in the global quality assurance and regulation of Aust...
guard.me supports EC education project in Cambodia
“We have defined our purpose as helping students succeed in a global community. This describes our reason for being and the impact we want to have on the world.” –EC English Language Centres   Across countries, time zones, and throughout all sections of its organisation, this statement inspires and focuses the team at EC English Language Centres. It is also a co...
Benjamin Colthorpe joins NEAS
Benjamin Colthorpe has joined the NEAS team as NEAS Quality Assurance Assessor (Sydney). Ben holds a Masters of Linguistics and joins us from the University of Newcastle Language Centre. Ben will be joining the NEAS Team based in Sydney and will be Account Manager for a number of NEAS providers across the country. NEAS has also placed Quality Assurance Assessors in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in...
Event Preview - The FELTOM Malta Workshop 2017
It's only a few weeks away and once again FELTOM has a jam-packed programme for the schools, agents and service providers who will be joining us in Malta between the 13th and 17th of March 2017. Once again the FELTOM Malta Workshop will be held at The Radisson BLU Resort and Spa, Malta Golden Sands, one of Malta's most beautiful 5-star hotels, with a breathtaking view of one of our picturesqu...
Interview with Trinity College London
Trinity College London is an organisation that requires no introduction. We are pleased to have been in touch with Andrew Harrison, Business Development Manager for the UK and Ireland, who has answered some questions regarding how Trinity College London can be beneficial for our readers.   What are the aims of Trinity College London? Our aims are to promote and foster the best possib...
International House Roadshow 2017
Known for their intimate size and engaging atmosphere, International House Roadshows are an ideal chance for agents to discuss business opportunities, network in a relaxed yet structured setting and build new relationships with IH schools.   The next IH Roadshow will take place in Spain, France and Italy in March 2017 and will focus on some of our exciting Study Abroad schools and des...
Growth, diversity and new participants mark the ICEF Dubai Workshop
The ICEF Dubai Workshop, held on February 6-8 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, hosted 421 participants representing 301 organisations worldwide, a six percent increase from last year. Over the course of the two-and-a-half-day event, educators, student recruitment agents and education industry service providers from 44 countries conducted 4 014 face-to-face business meetings to form new partnership...
IHWO partners with guard.me International Insurance to host 2017 Directors’ Conference in Toronto, Canada
The annual International House World Organisation (IHWO) Directors’ Conference takes place this year from May 6 – 9, 2017 in Toronto. Traditionally hosted by a different International House school every year, this year the event is being hosted by longstanding IHWO partner guard.me International Insurance. Delegates from 160 affiliate schools worldwide are invited to attend the first-e...
NEAS launches 2017 Quality Learning Series
Throughout 2017, NEAS will offer 40 workshops across Australia for teachers and professionals as part of the Quality Learning Series (QLS). This year will see the release of nine new workshops aligned with the NEAS Quality Assurance Framework, providing high quality professional development for ELT teachers and professional staff across all sectors (independant ELICOS, VET, AMEP, high school and h...
Record Breaking IH AMT Conference Kicks off 2017
The year has got off to a record breaking start for International House World Organisation, with a bumper edition of the Academic Management and Trainers conference taking place in Greenwich from January 5th – 7th. 2017 is the second year that the conference has included delegates from both academic management and teacher trainer roles within the IH network, which has contributed to the rise...
NEAS signs MOU with ASQA
On 14 January 2017, Patrick Pheasant, NEAS Chief Executive Officer and Professor The Hon Michael Lavarch AO, Commissioner Risk, Intelligence and Regulatory Support of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) met regarding a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. The memorandum came into effect on 5 January 2017 and recognises the two organisation’s strong collaborat...
IHWO January News
In this article we shall look at some of the IH schools around the world and see what they have been up to over the past few weeks.   GLS IH Berlin - Campus Hotel with a Pool Since October 2016 students at GLS IH Berlin, have access to a swimming pool. The pool is part of the new hotel on campus, Hotel Oderberger. The British newspaper The Guardian recently listed the hotel as "one...
Interviewing Markus Badde - ICEF
Markus Badde is certainly someone who does not need any introductions in our field. For many years he has developed the ICEF brand, so that nowadays his company offers services to every player from every corner of the world within the education travel industry. In this interview we're going back to the roots of ICEF, to see how it started and to find out more about the ethos of the company and tho...
New networking group aims to raise profile of women in the international education industry and launches
Women in International Education (WIE) Awards 2017 When we were lucky enough to speak to senior women in the industry who had blazed a trail before us, and we heard their story, we felt energised and inspired to do more. We would come away from even just a short conversation, feeling we could achieve our goals. If they had done it, why not us? So we asked ourselves, ´how can we share this en...
guard.me Sponsors Ski & Network Event
We are proud to announce that guard.me International Insurance is sponsoring our Ski & Network event that kicks off tomorrow, 6th January 2017 - an event which is being organised in collaboration with our partners in Switzerland, fRilingue.   guard.me is giving out Medical Cover to all the participants at the event, and with that, as per the company's slogan, it is keeping me (and...
Our annual Christmas video is here!
It's 630am on Christmas Eve. Presents have all been wrapped and placed under the tree, and we are all ready to start with the Christmas celebrations. However, we couldn't leave before making a short video of thanks and good greetings and sharing it with you! A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. See you all in 2017!   Photo credit:  www.jasoncoreyphoto.com  ...
FELTOM’s Christmas Drinks, More Than Just A Social Do
The Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations of Malta (FELTOM) recently hosted its annual Christmas drinks party. The social evening at Valletta Waterfront’s Hard Rock Bar was attended by FELTOM board members, schools and a number of agents.   During the event, an informal collection amongst all those present, raised a contribution of €250 which have now been d...
In a world full of sadness, good people still exist!
Most of you have certainly met Alison Sturrock, who has been part of the fabulous IHWO team for quite a while now. It is with a heavy heart that we now have to say goodbye to her, however, we are not here to write about sad things. In fact, we are here to share Alison's story as she embarks on her new adventure helping people in some of the poorest regions in the world. Here's her story!  ...
IHWO Donates to YUVA Syrian Refugee Charity
In May this year during the annual IH Directors conference, held in Oxford in 2016, school directors took part in a charity auction by bringing items from their home countries to be auctioned off.   This year IHWO raised money for YUVA, a charity working to empower the Syrian community in the South East of Turkey through its Nizip and Kırıkhan Community Centers since 2013 under the Sy...
guard.me Announces Keystone Partnership with Manitoba Council for International Education
guard.me International Insurance is pleased to formalize its ongoing commitment to the Manitoba Council for International Education (MCIE) by becoming its official Keystone Partner. The partnership will help MCIE create greater professional development opportunities for its members and to recruit qualified international students to the Province of Manitoba.   "MCIE is very excited to ...
ICEF Coach
One of the themes running through every international education conference we attend these days is that of increased competition. Whether in the form of emerging markets looking for international students or increased activity from competition in their region, schools are saying that you have to work harder to attract international students. How true is this?   In fact, it is ver...
Agent quality continues to be a defining aspect of the ICEF North America Workshop – Miami
The ICEF North America Workshop – Miami, ICEF’s largest agent networking event in North America, was held on December 5-7, 2016 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, USA. The workshop hosted 1,053 participants representing 715 organizations from 72 countries worldwide, 14% of whom were first-time ICEF workshop attendees. Over the course of two days, 451 educators, primarily from the US and C...
It's time for this year's IH Christmas Video!
It is that time of the year when we start thinking about Christmas traditions from all around the world, and this year's International House video focuses on just that.   IH would like to thank everyone who took part: International House Integra Katowice, International House Toruń, International House Sydney Language School, International House Coimbra, International House Valencia - ...
CBIE 2016 in Ottawa – guard.me annual networking reception
This year at the CBIE Conference in Ottawa, guard.me International Insurance hosted its annual networking reception at the trendy Sidedoor Kitchen and Bar in the Byward Market. The event was a chance for guard.me partners and associates to catch up with colleagues while enjoying internationally inspired entrees, tapas and tacos.   The evening was all about "Making an impact" as guard....
Professor Michael Anderson - Key Note Speaker at NEAS Management Conference
NEAS are pleased to announce that Professor Michael Anderson will be a key note speaker at their annual conference next year. Professor Anderson is an internationally recognised educational leader. He has taught, researched and published in education and transformation for over 20 years including 13 books and 55 book chapters and journal articles. His organisation 4C Transformative Learning w...
“SHAKES‐SHARE” – London, 11‐13th November, 2016
After a whirlwind weekend of theatre, language and international friendships, we can now look back at what was an incredible collaboration ‐ the first International Playhouse project: “Shakes‐Share”. This vibrant educational event saw three schools, three cultures and three languages come together to share their passion towards theatre and learning. The project involved Internatio...
Explore a world of language education through a cooperation and career with the Verbalists Language Network
Just in time for Christmas, we have received one of the finest accolades we could have hoped for – over a whopping 100,000 Facebook followers, and more than 1,000,000 video views on Verbalists’ YouTube channel. A big thank you from all of us!   We are also proud to announce that 2016 has been another record breaking year for Prodirekt having engaged more language learners ...
Featured Organisation - Londonist DMC
In this feature we are pleased to publish an interview that we did with Asim Erturk from Londonist DMC, which is the UK's leading destination management centre company, offering the widest choice of tailor made services in every area of London as well as other cities in the UK.   When did your company start and why did you feel there was the need to open such a company?   L...
Inspiration, professional development and catching up with colleagues: the English UK Teachers’ Conference
Preparing students for a world where they are likeliest to speak English with other non-native speakers, supporting learning difficulties and classroom research were just a few of the subjects tackled at a packed English UK Teachers’ Conference.   Over 200 teachers and exhibitors attended the London event, and organiser Tom Weatherley said it showed the quality of teaching in th...
Vocabulary project wins teachers’ Action Research award
A teacher who began her career in Russian schools has won the third English UK/Cambridge English Language Assessment Action Research scheme award.   Aida Sahutoglu, who teaches at St Giles' London Central school, was chosen for this year's award for her project investigating teaching students how to study vocabulary independently. Half of the students in her project were still using h...
2017 NEAS Management Conference - Save the Date!
NEAS will be hosting the NEAS 2017 Conference at Doltone House, located in Sydney's Darling Island Wharf on 11 and 12 May 2017. The theme this year will be Developing a Culture of Quality. NEAS will be hosting the NEAS 2017 Conference at Doltone House, located in Sydney's Darling Island Wharf on 11 and 12 May 2017. The theme this year will be Developing a Culture of Quality. ...
English UK and StudyPortals renew deal bringing cost-effective direct marketing to members
English UK members will continue to get a free or discounted listing on one of Europe’s leading course search websites after the organisation renewed its deal with the Study Portals group for a further year.   All English UK members get a free basic listing on the specialist LanguageLearningPortal site and a 10 per cent discount if they take up the premium service, which allows ...
Landmark settlement unlocks economic, skills development potential of English foreign language schools
Education South Africa (EduSA) has reached a landmark settlement with the Departments of Home Affairs and Higher Education and Training, easing the entry of its prospective international students into the country through the awarding of Ministerial exemptions. This follows a protracted policy impasse that EduSA says has wrought significant damage to its members, who are comprised of 22 English as ...
Record-breaking year for ICEF Berlin
The ICEF Berlin Workshop had another record-breaking year, hosting the largest-ever number of one-to-one business meetings. Over the course of the three-day workshop, 1 583 organisations from 100 countries came together to network, learn, and build meaningful connections through 27 267 onsite business meetings. Among the 2 444 participants 1 032 were education agents and 1 412 were educators, serv...
"10,000 Textbooks" Ready to Set Sail for Cambodia
The team at Voice in Cambodia are eagerly awaiting delivery of "10,000 Textbooks", donated by NEAS' sponsor Bookery (worth over $180,000.00), shipped by NEAS Quality Endorsed member ICTE-UQ and warehoused in-country by NEAS Quality Endorsed member ACE Cambodia.   NEAS member colleges and their staff have rallied to the cause, and have donated over $3,000.00 in cash to V...
International Playhouse: Shakes-Share performance by IH
Next weekend students from IH Ancona & Jesi and IH Voronezh will be in London performing their original versions of Shakespeare works.   Members of the public are warmly invited to join in for these performances at Leyton 6th Form College on Sunday 13th November from 2pm.   The performances are as follows: Students from Leyton 6th Form College will perform a version ...
Tag, tag, tag away: Our #ICEF16 photo album is ready
You can now view the photo album that we have uploaded to our Facebook page simply by clicking the link below.   Once you're at it feel free to tag yourselves, your colleagues and also your schools....oh, and if it's not too much to ask...please Like our page too :)   Link here . ...
The ICEF Berlin Workshop comes to an end!
"All 'our' bags are packed; 'We're ready to go..."   The ICEF Berlin Workshop has come to an end. Yesterday evening we saw the event come to an end at around 630pm, and for those of you who follow us on social media we actually walked with you through the hallways of the Intercontinental Hotel as the very last meetings were ending and as the stands started to be dismantled.  &...
The joys of international dance moves at #ICEF16
The first day of meetings at the ICEF Berlin Workshop came to an end with a fantastic Halloween-themed dinner....and, of course, dancing...lots of dancing!   Despite the numerous day meetings, which have increased this year, the dinner halls were packed and so was the dancing hall later on. Everyone seemed to be having a great time whilst networking with new connections and catching u...
Officially tuned in to #ICEF16
If you're in any way connected to the education travel industry, right now Berlin is the place to be.   The ICEF Berlin Workshop, an event which certainly needs no introduction in our industry, has officially kicked off tonight with the welcome reception. Hundreds of delegates from all around the world flock into the German capital and for the next three days they will be meeting old ...
Still going strong at #ICEF16
The second day of meetings here at the ICEF Berlin Workshop is in full swing!   This morning we have been kept quite busy preparing a feature for you, which you will be able to see and read about later on in the day. We've been bouncing from one stand to the other and from area of the workshop to the next talking to delegates, collecting feedback and catching people's reactions. &n...
Don't just take our word for it - #ICEF16
As the ICEF Berlin workshops is, once again, almost coming to an end, here is some feedback that we collected from some of the delegates throughout the day. Enjoy!     ...
The first day of meetings at #ICEF16 has started
People walking in, greeting each other. Handshakes. Hugs. Kisses....these are all signs that ICEF 2016 has now officially started.   Schools are at their desks, agents are bouncing from one meeting hall to the other, exhibition stands are all set up and receiving the first visitors, and everything is under control and well under way.   In our case, we are stationed at the M...
Interview with Markus Badde, CEO of ICEF
It has been a very eventful day for us here at ICEF Berlin and as the first day of meetings is coming to an end, we are pleased and honoured to have met ICEF's CEO, Markus Badde who has shared some feedback on this year's ICEF Berlin and on what's in the pipeline for ICEF.   Some of the key points highlighted during the interview were that this year's ICEF Berlin has grown by 2% in ed...
Post-Event WEBA China
WEBA China was held in Beijing on the 9th and 10th October 2016 at the Swisshotel. During this event, WEBA welcomed 20 Educators and 65 agents, with a ratio of school to agent being 1:3.   WEBA China is held 4 times a year and it gives educators the opportunity to meet agents from the region of China, as well as Europe and Canada. In fact, WEBA China has welcomed agents from Chin...
Agent quality drives successful ICEF Beijing Workshop
The ICEF Beijing Workshop, held on 12-14 October 2016, welcomed a total of 419 participants from 31 countries around the world. Over the course of the two days, 172 educators and 199 selected agents conducted 3 621 pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings.   Participating agents came from 12 countries across Asia, with China, South Korea and Taiwan being the top three countries. Furthermore,...
IALC and UED run Istanbul Agent Workshop
IALC and Turkish agent association UED ran their first joint language travel workshop in Istanbul on 14 October. The Workshop was followed by the UED Awards evening, at which three IALC members were among the winners and which IALC was proud to sponsor.   Quality meetings   The IALC-UED Workshop took place at the Nippon Hotel. High-quality Turkish agencies had business meet...
WEBA Rome comes to an end
It has been yet another successful workshop where schools, agents and organisations have had the opportunity to meet, speak, discuss, and leave Rome with some good contacts, which will surely turn out to be fruitful ones in the near future.   You can view the WEBA Rome photo album and tag yourselves here .   At the same time, whilst we were in Rome WEBA were hosting another...
Be part of the 2nd World Cup for the int’l student recruitment industry
For the second year in a row the World Cup for the international student recruitment industry will be organised in Berlin, one day after the ICEF Berlin Workshop. This year, this World Cup will be held at the Aspria Berlin Kurfürstendamm Karlsruher Str. 20, 10711 Berlin.   The bus for this event leaves from the InterContinental Hotel at 1100am and the tournament will end at 1700h...
WEBA Rome greets delegates and kicks off with welcome dinner
We're back in the Eternal City for another WEBA Workshop.   Before the official presentations and school - agent meetings tomorrow, the workshop kicked off with a welcome dinner at the Golden Tulip, Isola Sacra, Rome during which workshop attendees had the chance to meet for the first time or catch up after a few months of not seeing each other.   Stay tuned to this space f...
WEBA Rome is in full swing
The first part of the WEBA workshops always consists of the schools' presentations to the agents. After that agents are divided into groups and they visit all the tables of all the schools in order to speak about partnerships.   In the photo you can see the atmosphere during the presentations. These presentations are now over and agents are in the process of visitng tables and having ...
IALC International Workshop 2017 - Registrations are open!
Exhibit, sponsor and advertise at the IALC International Workshop in March 2017 and get your brand in front of people who can add value to your business!   Popular with directors and senior managers, the IALC workshop will be the largest it's ever been. We are expecting approximately 300 participants registered in Boston next year: 130 IALC-accredited schools, 150 study travel agencie...
guard.me International Insurance donates $150,000 to international education at Lambton College
A significant donation was made to Lambton College on behalf of guard.me International Insurance and will increase success initiatives for the College’s international student population.   Earlier this week, the Lambton College Foundation received a donation of $150,000 from  guard.me  International Insurance. The funds will be used to create additional exp...
Patrick Pheasant - New CEO of NEAS
The Board is pleased to announce that Mr Patrick Pheasant has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of NEAS, following an extensive search and selection process.   Previously Director at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching, Patrick brings to the role a wealth of international education experience from Higher Education, VET, High School and ELICOS s...
Event Preview - The ICEF Berlin Workshop
It's an annual event in our industry. Any workshop we attend post-summer always concludes with the words "Will I see you in Berlin?" And that can only mean one thing - that if you haven't been to ICEF Berlin, you have to try and be there because it's most certainly one not to miss.   What is ICEF Berlin's forte?   Well speaking from personal experience, as this will be our ...
New Segal International Centre a home away from home for more than 1,100 international Georgian students
Imagine that you’ve just arrived in a new country to attend college. Maybe it’s your first time away from home. Maybe you don’t know the language. Maybe you don’t know anyone. The hardest thing you’ll do now is navigate your way through the complex support system at your school.   That's the biggest worry Georgian College international student Paulo Cardo...
Digital Marketing Strategy
QUESTION: How many entrepreneurs do you know about, who have an organized, automated digital marketing strategy that brings in new prospects every week, at a low cost that gets lower over time? In this article, by JeanPaul Galea from Websuccess we are going to analyse some answers to this question.   MY GUESS : Very few, if any.   There is one thing I know for sure af...
Live feedback from the 5th ELT Malta Conference
In the video clip below you can see the live comments of some of the delegates who are taking part in the 5th ELT Malta Conference.   We 'caught' them as they were walking out of plenaries or workshops or during coffee breaks (so we do apologise for any background noise), however, we wanted to give our readers a real feel of what's currently going on the Mediterranean Conference Centr...
Final Day at the 5th ELT Conference in Malta
As early as 7:30 this morning participants started walking into the La Vallette Hall at the Mediterranean Conference Centre (you can see the view this magnificent building boasts of in the image). The final registrations were completed, and soon it was time for the third plenary of this conference to take place.   Scott Thornbury started off the day and certainly kept everyone interes...
ICEF Celebrates 1,000 ICEF Agent Training Course Graduates
ICEF GmbH has reached an important milestone, graduating 1 000 agents through the ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC). These 1,000 agents represent 103 countries worldwide. The IATC launched six years ago as a means of raising the standard of quality and professionalism of student recruitment agents, and now the graduate base has reached an all-time high.   The 1,000th agent is Abdusala...
The 5th ELT Malta Conference - Learner Engagement in ELT
An eventful start to this conference: 14:10 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Minister Evarist Bartolo walks in and it is time for the opening ceremony. Daniel Xerri starts by thanking all the people involved in the organisation of this event and then invited the Minister to give the opening speech.   "Unless we respect learners we are not engaging them...We also need ...
Nicola Gray joins the NEAS team!
NEAS is delighted to welcome Nicola Gray to the team as a Quality Assurance Assessor!   Nicola worked as both Academic and Campus Manager for  Ability English 's ELICOS centre and as an AMEP College Manager for  Navitas  in Auburn and Canberra.   Nicola also has experience in the management of offshore university partnerships in South East Asia ...
The Image Conference - Live from Malta
The Image Conference is currently being held in Malta, specifically at the Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC) as an introduction to the 5th ELT Malta Conference 2016. This conference is the only conference in the world which integrates the world of film, images, video and gaming with that of English Language Teaching.   Kieran Donaghy is the founder of The Image Conference and duri...
Why Ski and Network in the Alps?
As most of you now know, Schools & Agents together with fRilingue will be hosting its first industry networking event in Leysin, Switzerland, in the Alps between the 6h and 10th of January 2017. In this article we're going to find out more about this event, about why it is called Ski and Network, and also about why it is not called a workshop or a conference.   This event is aimed...
Language Quality Assurance Agencies Meet in Washington for the Third QALEN Symposium
Representatives from five countries and eight language quality assurance agencies gathered in Washington, DC from September 8-10, 2016 for the Third Annual Symposium of the Quality Assurance in Language Education Network (QALEN).   Founded in 2014, QALEN's objective is to "provide opportunities for participants and members from accrediting and quality assurance bodies in the language ...
The 2016 FEDELE Workshop in Alicante ends...with a bang!
And it's over. We're back home (no delays this time!), unpacked, and back at our desks...although in our heads we might still be having a ball in Alicante! The 2016 FEDELE workshop has come to an end...and as you can see in the short video below, it's come to an end with a bang.   However, the whole evening was so much more than the Micro Mascleta prepared for us by Fernando Batalla f...
Sponsorship deal secures high-quality, low-cost English UK conferences
English UK members can enjoy another year of high-quality professional conferences at the lowest possible cost thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Trinity College London.   This year's programme includes the revival of the Student Experience conference as well as a new series of webinars to help members get specialist training without travelling.   Sarah Cooper, chief exe...
El Huerto del Cura and a fantastic dinner on the 2nd day of FEDELE 2016
The second day of the FEDELE Workshop which is currently being held in Alicante ended with a lovely visit to Europe's largest palm grove in Elche, a town close to Alicante.   During the visit we learned about the history of the garden, what goes into maintaining it and keeping it nice and green and we also managed to get a glimpse of the family of peacocks who have taken up residence ...
Interview with Bob Burger from Malaca Instituto
In this short interview, Bob Burger from Malaca Instituto shares with us his very positive thoughts on this year's FEDELE Workshop in Alicante. Here's what he had to say:     ...
Interview with Ana Cozar from FEDELE
In this interview we have spoken with Ana Cozar, who, together with her dynamic team, was responsible for the organisation of this workshop.   Ana speaks about the success of this year's FEDELE workshop and also gives us some hints about what's going to happen next year....apparently we're in for a surprise and we most certainly look forward to sharing it with you as soon as we find o...
The XVII FEDELE Workshop kicks off with an al fresco welcome reception
After a few travelling bumps and ride in order to reach our destination, we've finally made it! And worth it has that been so far, even after a mere few hours in this city. Alicante is vibrant, it's full of activity, rich in history and has a lot to offer.   "Alicante is not just beautiful weather". These were the words used to describe this year's destination for the 17th FEDELE Work...
First day of meetings at the FEDELE Workshop in full swing
The first morning of meetings at the XVII FEDELE workshop currently being held in Alicante is in full swing.   Education institutions from all over Spain and agents are looking to strengthen partnerships or establish new ones by making the most of the time that is allocated to them. Nevertheless, we all know that these conversations will most certainly go on during this evening's netw...
Photos from the first day of meetings in Alicante
We are pleased to share some photos from yesterday's welcome reception at the Alicante Castle Restaurant as well as today's first day of meetings which are being held at the Melia Hotel in Alicante.   Facebook photo album:  https://www.facebook.com/SchoolsAgents/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154622136365283    Feel free to visit the page, view the album, tag y...
Laughter, determination, minimal sleep and over £15,000 raised for the Eddie Byers Scholarship
The English UK team completed the Three Peaks Challenge under a glorious full moon on the top of Snowdon on Saturday night. Along the way there was laughter, determination, minimal sleep, and over £15,000 raised for the Eddie Byers Scholarship Fund, our motivation for the challenge. Here's their adventure....   "Seventeen members of the extended English UK family took part, with...
English UK staff climb every mountain in style
Seventeen members of the extended English UK family completed the Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday evening, raising over £16,000 in memory of our late chief executive Eddie Byers.   A core group completed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon between teatime on Friday and bedtime on Saturday, walking 26 miles, with 2,926 metres of climb, and driving around 462 miles, mostly throu...
Innovation and diversity define higher education workshops in Liverpool
ICEF convened two highly successful higher education networking events in Liverpool, UK this month. The ICEF Higher Education Workshop was held on 10–12 September, followed by the ICEF Higher Education Partnership Forum on 13 September. Both events hosted a remarkably diverse group of international educators from all over the world.   The ICEF 2016 Higher Education Workshop pro...
ICEF expands digital services for international educators
ICEF GmbH announced today the launch of ICEF Media, a new division that will offer expanded video and digital marketing services to the international education sector.   Online marketing channels play an increasingly important role in international student recruitment, and video is a major driver of student engagement online.   Video provides a compelling introduction to an...
QALEN Washington 2016 Symposium
QALEN Washington has successfully wrapped up the 2016 Symposium, with key learnings shared amongst attendees around minimum teacher qualifications, effective curriculum writing and a rising issue related to the increasing numbers of "under 18's" as global travelling learners!   This year's Symposium piloted a new element, being the collection of views and information from  GAELA...
StudyWorld Quiz Night
Last night was the final networking event at this year's StudyWorld London 2016 Workshop, during which we were tested on our General , Musical and Cultural Knowledge.   We had to form teams of six people, which makes this a great way to get to know and speak to participants who you might not have had the chance to talk to during the meeting times.   The quiz night consisted...
Final day of meetings at StudyWorld London 2016
Following last night's pub quiz, which was a really fun networking event, we are all "coffeed up" and ready to get going with the final day of meetings here at StudyWorld London.   It's still the beginning of the day, however, educators and agents have already started walking into the meetings halls and setting up for their first appointments. Watch this space to stay updated with the...
Interview with Sarah Cooper, Chief Executive of English UK
We've decided to save the best for last :) In this final interview, live from StudyWorld London 2016 we met Sarah Cooper, English UK's new Chief Executive who reveals some very interesting information about next year's StudyWorld Workshop.     ...
StudyWorld, English UK’s major international trading event, is getting a radical transformation.
From 2017 It will focus solely on promoting UK education, supporting the creation of major international partnerships and contracts alongside more traditional agent/educator meetings, and encouraging the whole sector to work together in new ways. It also moves to the prestigious QEII Conference Centre in central London.   "After so many months of work, we're delighted to finally revea...
It's 830am and StudyWorld 2016 has officially started
First handshakes, first hugs and first meetings of the day. It's just after 830am here at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel and the "workshop" feeling is already strong. Here's a sneak peak of what we're up to here at StudyWorld 2016.   Discussions are already taking place even in the chill out area that has been specifically set up in one of the meeting halls.     &nb...
We are live at StudyWorld London 2016 with VSO
Every child deserves an education. It is a direct route out of poverty. But millions are missing out because of a lack of properly trained teachers, or by being excluded from classrooms simply because of who they are. VSO seeks to develop partnerships to support four key programmes focussing on Inclusive Education, Using Technology, Education Management and Teacher Training.   All Stu...
WEBA launches online newspaper WEBA Today
Over the past days WEBA has launched a brand new online newspaper which will be posting news coming from the worldwide education industry on a daily basis.   This newspaper can be reached on  http://webatoday.com/  and you can subscribe to it for free to follow its posts and updates.   In collaboration with this online paper, Schools & Agents are also glad t...
¡Hasta! luego Alicante!
The FEDELE Annual meeting will be held in Alicante between the 25th and 28th September 2016.   The FEDELE Annual Meeting is a promotional event that aims to encourage the relationships of Spanish language schools federated with agencies and consultants specialised in language travel around the world. Representatives from both of these groups meet during two days of...
English language centre association initiates court action to resolve “unconstitutional rejection of study visas"
EduSA has submitted court papers challenging the South African government and policy makers about their failure to make proper allowance for visas for international students wishing to enter South Africa to study English as a foreign language.   EduSA is the national association of English language schools in South Africa. Its 24 members are English language schools that teach Engli...
Are you ready for StudyWorld London 2016?
London calling! It's that time of the year again. Facebook friends from outside of Europe start checking into their various terminals and making their way to Europe for Conference Season. The beginning of September is always that time of year which takes us to London, and we, will most certainly be there too from the 5th to the 7th of September at the London Hilton Metropole attending StudyWorld L...
Coming up: WEBA Agents Workshop in London
WEBA World will be holding an Agents Workshop in London, at the Thistle London Heathrow Terminal 5 Hotel between the 31st August and 1st September 2016.   WEBA Workshops are smaller than the regular workshops we are used to attending and for this reason they also provide a good opportunity for those schools who might be interested in exploring certain markets in more depth.   ...
Event Preview: ETN Workshop - Lima, Peru
The next ETN Workshop will be held in Lima in Peru, specifically at the Sheraton Hotel between the 15th and 16th September 2016.   Who are ETN?   Inspired by busy educational professionals, ETN Focus Workshops reinvent networking events into exclusive opportunities to selct only the most relevant partners in less explored markets. These workshops take you on a learning expe...
Mark Raven steps down as NEAS Chief Executive Officer
The Board of Directors of NEAS today announced that Mr Mark Raven will step down from his role as Chief Executive Officer of NEAS in late October 2016.   The Board thanked Mr Raven for his significant contribution to NEAS over the past three years. During his time as Chief Executive Officer, Mark was instrumental in the development and successful implementation of a new Qual...
Event Preview - ICEF Latin America Workshop
Marketing season is just round the corner yet again for most of us, and that can only mean that industry conference organisers are busy getting things ready and in order for workshops to resume. One of these workshops is the ICEF Latin America Workshop which is going to be held at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo between the 22nd and 24th September, 2016.   Latin America is an ever-so...
QALEN Washington 2016 - The Agenda
QALEN Washington 2016 is hosted by US based Quality Assurance agency ACCET in early September.   In consultation with collaborating QA agencies and ELT centres from Australia, South Africa, the UK, New Zealand, Canada and Malta, the agenda will discuss global issues associated with (a) Teacher and Academy Manager Qualifications  (b)  Quality Curriculum  (c)  W...
Skiing and Networking Event to kick off 2017
Leave your business clothes at home and join us for a more informal industry event to kick off 2017. The Skiing and Networking Event, which is powered by us at Schools & Agents and our colleagues and friends at fRilingue, will take place amongst the white slopes of the beautiful Swiss between the 6th and 10th of January 2017.   Throughout the year we tend to meet each other from p...
Hispania's newly renovated Reception Area
We are glad to announce that at Hispania, Escuela de Espanol we have done a very beautiful job renovating our reception area...and here it is the result :) Our reception area is now larger and more comfortable, which makes it a perfect place to welcome our studentes. We also have a new waiting room next to the reception desk which is open to everyone. Last summer, due to the growing number...
EdYOUfest - An ELT Ideas Igniter
EdYOUfest is an event that will be organised in Sicily, specifically in Ostello Baia Del Corallo in Palermo between the 26th and 30th of August. This event is intended for teachers from all around the world and it is a workshop with a twist in that the main aim is to get industry professionals to share their ideas of best practices whilst relaxing in the lovely surroundings so that they can Re-tre...
Support for French in Normandy as they drive the Mongol Rally for Heart Children’s Home
The ICEF Education Fund is proud to support long term ICEF clients, French in Normandy (FIN) as they participate in the Mongol Rally to raise funds for Heart Children’s Home in Kenya. Founded and operated by ICEF agent Julia Steiner, the Heart Children’s Home provides food, shelter, medical care, support and education to approximately 24 children in Malindi, Kenya.   Start...
WEBA reaches 2,100 Members on their Portal
WEBA World are pleased to announce that they have now reached the 2,100 members mark on their portal.   All the members are part of the WEBA portal, which can be accessed on webaworkshops.ning.com   The big advantage when joining this portal is to be in contact each other 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, and it works in the same was as facebook/instagram/twitter and all th...
NEAS partners with VOICE in Cambodia
NEAS is proud to announce that we have established a partnership with VOICE, an Australian charity working directly with people in crisis in Cambodia to help them access food, shelter, healthcare, education, safety, and sustainable livelihoods.   In line with NEAS' commitment to providing quality education internationally, NEAS is raising funds for VOICE to enable underprivileged peop...
Making a Difference Beyond Insurance
At guard.me International Insurance, it is believed that international education plays an important role in fostering learning and understanding of different cultures and ideas. That’s why guard.me International Insurance is committed to supporting international education initiatives around the world. As we've seen on many occasions, their mission has always been to act as a resource for the...
English UK staff climb (almost) every mountain to raise money for memorial fund
The English UK team is climbing the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in just 24 hours in memory of late chief executive Eddie Byers. They hope to raise £15,000 for a scholarship fund in Eddie’s name with a sponsored walk of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, travelling between the three peaks by minibus to complete the challenge in time.   "We wanted to r...
Event Preview - StudyWorld London 2016
With only a few short weeks left to StudyWorld London 2016 we thought it would be a great idea to remind you of just how good this event is. StudyWorld London has been a respected agent workshop for all serious study abroad professionals since 1969. It is organised by English UK, the national association of accredited English language centres   StudyWorld London 2016 takes places from...
First ICEF Thailand – Vietnam Agent Roadshow a huge success
The first ever ICEF Thailand – Vietnam Agent Roadshow took place June 14 – 16 in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. This sold out event saw 266 participants from 15 countries hold 1 800 pre-scheduled meetings in two workshop days.   Overall, participants were extremely happy with the event, giving it a satisfaction rating of 99% (Excellent 63%, Good 36%). Monèle Schrot f...
Support the English Language teaching sector to help build the UK’s post-EU international trade and influence, says English UK
The UK’s English Language teaching sector is a vital part of the country’s post-EU economic and trading strategy - but it urgently needs government support to play its full part, says trade body English UK. ELT brings significant soft power benefits to the UK, as well as contributing £1.2bn to the economy and supporting over 26,000 jobs. All of this will become increasingly impor...
NEAS Quality Principles - Quality Area "F" released for Discussion
Quality Area "F" is a new aspect of NEAS Quality Endorsement.   It is predominantly concerned with the welfare of students aged under 18 years in English language Teaching centres.   NEAS will be presenting Quality Area "F" at a series of workshops in the second half of 2016.  We look forward to seeing you there and in the meantime, check out the new principl...
New format for English UK inward mission pleases agents and educators
English UK’s first inward mission to include agents from all over the world has been such a success that it is likely to be repeated.   12 agents from 11 countries including Iran, Sweden, Spain and South Korea spent a week visiting member centres in central and eastern England and experiencing tourist highlights including the World Heritage site of Ironbridge. Until now inward m...
Industry Consultation – English Proficiency in the Workplace: NEAS
NEAS hosted a consultation forum between a number of Industry Skills Councils, the Department of Industry, traineeship providers, business and employer groups, with the objective of identifying opportunities to better protect the interests of workers with low English proficiency.    NEAS CEO Mark Raven stated " we have thousands of young people coming to Australia to study English...
All you need to know about the WEBA Events
In this interview with Richard Affolter we are going to highlight the main characteristics of the WEBA Events which are held in various different locations around the world throughout the year. We invite you to read through this interview and to get in touch with us should you need to find out about how Schools & Agents members can benefit from a discount when attending these events! &nbs...
Competition for Students in Turkey and New Source of Information
EDUMAG is now providing the possibility for anyone interested in the study abroad industry to source information. Content on this website will be produced through crowdsourcing, whereby anyone involved in this sector, including students, school representatives and organisations, can send in their share of experiences through articles, pictures, diaries, and so on.   The website itself...
IALC Study Travel Research Report 2016
Surprisingly little research exists into trends in demand for foreign language learning at home or abroad. IALC is delighted to have commissioned StudentMarketing to redress the balance with this detailed report, comprising primary and secondary research and providing a comprehensive analysis of the global language travel market as it pertains to learning different languages.   Valuab...
guard.me joins CAMH in one brave night for mental health
Last month, guard.me joined thousands of Canadians across the country who stayed up all night to defeat mental illness. The annual CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health asks Canadians to give up one night to inspire hope for the 1 in 5 people who will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.   "In my professional life I see so many students going through the struggle of coping ...
IHWO and Trinity College London sign relationship agreement
Trinity College London and International House World Organisation (IHWO) will be working closely together to enable more of IHWO’s high quality schools to become Trinity exam centres.   Examinations have a key role to play in language learning and this will ensure IH students have access to a variety of excellent exam options. Trinity's range of exams including English language,...
Book launch – The Trends Impacting International Education are just Beyond the Horizon!
ICEF and Barton Carlyle launch their new joint publication Beyond the Horizon at this year’s NAFSA annual conference.   The next decade will see further dramatic shifts in the balance of economic and political power, and these will greatly influence the shape of international education. Beyond the Horizon helps educators consider the trends that will significantly impact our i...
Statement of the Board of Directors - The 2016 U.S. Elections
On May 30, 2016, the NAFSA Board of Directors unanimously approved the following statement on the 2016 U.S. Elections: We, the Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, urge the next President and the next Congress to embrace policies that create a more welcoming and globally engaged United States. We urge our nation’s leaders to advance study abroad and internatio...
Event Preview: WEBA Africa 2016
WEBA World are please to inform you about the next Agents Workshops held in Africa - Nigeria and Ghana from the 22nd August until the 26th August 2016.   The event will consist of 2 Agents Workshops: - Lagos, Nigeria at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel on the 23rd August, and - Accra, Ghana at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City on the 25th August.    In these 2 ...
Growth and innovation; the themes at ICEF Toronto
This year the Canada-based ICEF North America Workshop took place in Toronto. Held May 12 - 14, the overall number of participants increased an impressive 12%, making the 2016 Canada workshop the largest to date.   A total of 745 participants took part in the workshop, including 353 North American educators from 235 institutions, 84 exhibitors from 43 organisations, 345 international ...
What a potential BREXIT may signify for Business in Britain
In another recent YouGov survey, where 618 Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) decision makers were interviewed , 64% of the respondents answered that they saw Europe as the most profitable potential partner with 31% also saying that the EU offers ‘a lot’ of trade opportunity.   Deputy Dean for Research and Enterprise at Anglia Ruskin University, Professor Simon Down, state...
MEI Central European Roadshow 2016 - Major Central European trade mission to bring English language students to Ireland
A four country Central European trade mission to bring English language students to Ireland concluded this week in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Marketing English in Ireland (MEI) the association that represents 60 regulated language schools and colleges nationwide embarked upon the Central European trade mission, with events in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.   Acc...
Promoting UK ELT and building business relations with language tour operators from all over Latin America
Latin America accounts for 11% of UK ELT student weeks, and each year English UK organises an overseas business to business fair in this region. For 40% of the agents attending, this year's workshop was their first experience of an English UK event, so strong focus was placed on showcasing the diversity of the UK as a great study travel destination.   Latin America is an important sen...
English UK appoints first Chief Executive from within ELT sector
A former Chair of English UK has been appointed its new Chief Executive. Sarah Cooper is the association’s first Chief Executive to have extensive experience in the ELT sector: she is currently Dean of Management & Professional Studies, International English at South Thames College in London.   She said: "This industry is very important to me, and I'm delighted to have been ...
Paris SG Academy partners with ACCORD ISS
ACCORD ISS is proud to announce its collaboration with the famous Paris Saint-Germain Academy and will run from this summer a “Paris Saint-Germain Academy England” in all its summer schools.   ACCORD ISS international students will be able to join the Paris Saint-Germain Academy England in all ACCORD ISS summer language schools, which will help develop their soccer skills ...
#NEAS16 Comes to an End
2 days have flown by here in Sydney, and all the delegates who attended the NEAS Management Conference are now walking away with a lot more knowledge about the industry both in Australia and offshore.   Schools & Agents would like to firstly thank all the NEAS team for putting up this great conference, for being so well-organised and also for giving us the opportunity to give a pr...
Challenges in International Education - Peak Panel Discussion at NEAS 2016 Management Conference
The panel participating in this discussion includes Phil Honeywood, Chief Executive Officer, IEAA, Rod Camm, Chief Executive Officer of ACPET and Brett Blacker, Chief Executive Officer of English Australia. This discussion is being facilitated by Mark Raven, Chief Executive Officer of NEAS.   ACPET, IEAA and English Australia are industry associations which support the needs of studen...
#NEAS16 Kicks Off with Welcome Reception
The 2016 NEAS Management Conference, which is currently being held in Sydney, Australia actually started off this evening with a lovely welcome reception at the Gallon Bar.   It was a lovely opportunity for the Board Members, the Advisory Council, NEAS Members of Staff, Sponsors and the International Speakers who will be presenting at the conference to mix and mingle in a lovely and r...
IALC finalises 2017 workshop date and chooses destination for 2018
The 2017 IALC Workshop will take place from 23-26 March in Boston, USA, while the 2018 IALC Workshop will be held in Bologna, Italy - date to be decided!   Host school for  #IALC2017 is the English Language Center (ELC), one of IALC's longest standing members. ELC, run by mother and son Ellyn and Alex Levine, has three centres in three great locations: Boston, Los Angeles an...
FELTOM Calls for VAT Exemptions to Make Malta Even More Competitive in ELT Market
“The English Language Teaching (ELT) sector is confirming the important input it is giving to the tourism industry and is showing that Malta has what it takes to compete. However, when it comes to competing with other major ELT players, we are always starting from a disadvantaged point. More favourable VAT exemptions as exist in other destinations on tuition and services as well as simplifie...
NEAS' 2016 Conference Handbook Launched!
With the NEAS Conference to be held on the 12th and 13th of May, NEAS is able to share a copy of the Conference Handbook with conference goers and the wishful!   We are happy to say that this year's dinner and event is almost a sell-out!   We do have a few tickets left for dinner and presentations so why not  jump online  and check out your options.   ...
Agent growth and quality ensure ANZA 2016 is a success
Melbourne was the host city for the 2016 ANZA Workshop. In total, 75 education institutions from Australia and New Zealand, 12 work and travel organisations, 92 service providers and 170 ICEF-screened agents from 43 countries, gathered for three days of seminars, networking, focused business opportunities, and fun.   Overall the event grew 6% with the biggest increases seen in the num...
English UK Board welcomes EU survey findings
English UK’s Board is delighted with the result of a member survey on the referendum, which confirmed that over 75 per cent believe remaining in the EU is best for business.   "This is great news," said Steve Phillips, Chair of the Board. "We've been hearing from our partners and colleagues in Europe as the Referendum debate has continued, asking what the English UK position is ...
Julian Wilson, Director of ICTE- UQ, joins NEAS Advisory Council
NEAS is delighted to welcome Julian Wilson to the NEAS Advisory Council.   Julian Wilson, is the Director at  The University of Queensland's Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education  with over 20 years of experience including the establishment of schools and colleges in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia.     Ju...
Meet ColiosLoygorri!
We are pleased to introduce to you a new company in our industry - ColiosLoygorri. In this interview with Jay Colios-Terry we are going to find out more about what this fresh organisation has to offer.   Where did the idea for COLIOS LOYGORRI come from and what does the name stand for?   I (Jay) previously worked for an events company and a marketing company both focussed o...
English UK survey: majority of respondees believe Brexit could damage their business
A majority of English UK members responding to a survey on the possible impact of leaving the EU fear it would have a negative impact on their businesses.   Around three-quarters thought it would be "highly negative" or "negative", whilst just over six per cent though it would have a "positive" or "highly positive' effect on business. The remaining 16 per cent thought the effect would...
New report compares current and future demand for nine foreign languages
A new report from the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) compares the current and future demand for nine foreign languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.   " Trends in the Demand for Foreign Languages " also unveils the reasons for studying languages other than English and how foreign languages rank in their i...
Coming up - the MEI European Roadshow
MEI's next event is a European road show, during which they will be visiting and holding workshops in Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest.   The dates/times and venues are: Monday 25th April: 8:30am-14:00 in the Intercontinental Hotel, Warsaw. Tuesday 26 th April: 8:30am-14:00 in the Radisson Blu Alcron, Prague Thursday 28 th April: 8:30am-14:00 in the Grand Hotel Riv...
General Knowledge and heaps of fun at the FELTOM Quiz Night
Last night, Feltom organised a quiz night for representatives of its member schools and other industry players. This was held at Gululu, a restaurant which is well-known in Malta for its traditional Maltese food.   We certainly enjoyed ourselves with industry friends in a lovely atmosphere throught this evening, but the best part of the evening was, without a doubt, the friendly compe...
300th Canada Course Graduate
Last week, ICEF celebrated its 300th Canada Course Graduate (CCG).   Fidel Benjamín Castro, from You Can Learn Global Education in Mexico, passed the Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA) exam. As the 300th CCG, he joins a prestigious list of Canada specialised agents spanning 52 countries around the world.   You Can Learn Global places students into a number of ...
Memories of IALC 2016 Leeds and York
Now that IALC 2016 is practically over and most of us have made it back home to our offices and daily schedules, we would like to take a minute of your time to remind you of the lovely time we all had in Leeds and York during last weekend's workshop.   Feel free to check out our photos here , and whilst you're at it you can also tag yourselves and your friends. We'd love to get conn...
#IALC2016 comes to an end with a bang!
The IALC 2016 Workshop in Leeds and York has come to an end, and what a fantastic event this has been.   Most of the delegates have either moved on to take part in the fam trips or have started to make their way back home like us.   So as the curtain comes down on this year's IALC workshop, we would like to share with you a short video clip from the final night in Leeds whe...
It's Day 2 of meetings at #IALC2016
A good night's rest, and we're back at the Royal Armouries for the second and final day of meetings at the IALC 2016 Workshop in Leeds and York.   Speaking of York, before describing the current atmosphere, I must stop for a moment to thank Melton College York for the lovely event that they organised for the delegates last night. Not only is their school incredibly beautiful, but we a...
Interview with Jan Capper - Executive Director of IALC
It's almost the end of the second and final day of meeting at the IALC 2016 Workshop in Leeds and York, but we could certainly not conclude this series of live posts without a message from IALC's Executive Director, Jan Capper.     ...
#IALC2016 Day 2
The second day at the IALC Workshop 2016 in Leeds is now in full swing. Schools, agents and exhibitors have all found their places and have started their meetings.   Here's a small taste of what it looks like here at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, UK. Stay tuned to our social media for constant live updates of what is going on.   ...
IALC and StudyPortals on a mission to boost language schools
The International Association of Language Centres and StudyPortals have formed an alliance to help language schools reach more students and ease the process of searching for a language learning centre for learners. All IALC members can activate a 3 month premium listing free of charge on LanguageLearningPortal.com.   The partnership announced at the IALC 2016 Workshop seeks to increas...
#IALC2016 starts here
It has, so far, been a very eventful afternoon in Leeds as the IALC 2016 workshop kicks off with an interesting choice of seminars for delegates to attend.   We've been to two excellent seminars. The first one was entitled "Digital Marketing: when schools and agents join forces" and it was given by Richard Bradford from Disquiet Dog.   Following a really cool ending to this...
Brilliant Welcome Party by CES Leeds at #IALC2016
The first evening at the IALC Leeds Workshop ended with a bank at the Victoria Quarters, an amazing shopping centre in the heart of this beautiful city.   The video clip attached is just a small fraction of the great atmosphere created by the band and the crowd. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we did!!   We'll be back with more updates and feeds tomorrow. Until then......
IHWO announces three new affiliate schools
International House World Organisation is delighted to announce that 3 new schools have affiliated to the IH network since the beginning of 2016. We would like to welcome IH Amman, IH Freiburg - Sprachschule zum Ehrstein and IH Koln-Insula to the network. These new members bring the global presence of International House to 160 schools in 52 countries.   International House Amman is ...
Photos from the WEBA Malta Workshop
Here are some photos that we took at the WEBA Malta Workshop that took place in March.   During this workshop, the schools and organisations who were present had the opportunity to deliver a presentation to all the agents who were present. After that, agents visited the schools' individual tables and they got to spend some time with them talking about the different products they offer...
Event Preview - The NEAS 2016 Management Conference
The NEAS 2016 Conference draws nigh so make sure you save the 12 and 13 May to experience plenty of "Out of the Box" thinking from some of the ELT industry's most influential thinkers.   This year we are also excited to share that QALEN representatives will be speaking for the first time at our conference, and are willing to share what's happening in their part of the world....
Focus on emerging student markets at ICEF Moscow
Despite the challenges facing the Russian market, the ICEF Moscow Workshop presented educators, service providers and agents with focused business opportunities and crucial market intelligence. In 2016, 131 educators and 10 exhibitors from 17 countries, and 184 student recruitment agents from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Azerbaijan, and the Kyrgyz Republic gathered in Moscow f...
"NEAS Benchmark" to launch at this year's NEAS Conference
Since commencing NEAS' unique stakeholder-driven feedback model Quality Assurance process, over 190 English language teaching centres throughout Australia and South-east Asia have achieved Quality Endorsement.   In that time, NEAS has collected information from over 17,000 survey respondants and focus group participants  with 1.7 million individual variables a...
IALC Heads North for Meetings, Debates and Networking this April
The global network of accredited independent language schools, International Association of Language Centres (IALC), will hold its 2016 IALC Workshop in Leeds and York, UK this April 7-10.   The IALC Workshop is an annual meeting point for IALC-accredited educators and study abroad agencies. The event brings together 130+ delegates from schools in 20+ countries, 140+ student recruitme...
Top-ranked and quality-focused communication and language education Verbalists YouTube Channel exceeds 1 million video views
Few education YouTube channels can claim the level of devotion earned by the Verbalists Communication & Language Network, home to language and sports education as well as study travel; with more than 700 subscribers and 1 million video views, the Verbalists YouTube channel is easily among the most popular for language travel in Europe.   On the occasion of reaching this impressive...
Managing change, stress, staff and yourself at the English UK Management Conference 2016
"Change is a weird thing," best-selling author and business guru Geoff Burch told the English UK Management Conference in Cardiff, "but it is part of a manager's job – to move people who don't want to move, whether you are shaping staff attitudes or chasing reports."   But you must "encourage your staff to grow the change themselves," Geoff continued, "because a change inflicted...
Growth and 100% satisfaction at the third ICEF Mexico – Colombia Roadshow
The 2016 ICEF Mexico – Colombia Agent Roadshow was once again a success with 74 educators and 8 service providers from 15 countries travelling to Mexico City and Bogotá. Driven by a strong increase in the number of agents at each venue (Mexico +21%, Colombia +17%) participants enjoyed the chance to establish relationships in both these important Latin American markets.   ...
Ice-breakers, meetings, dancing and discussions; promoting UK ELT and building business relations in Europe
Warsaw was the host destination for this year's Central, Eastern and Southeast European English language teaching (ELT) B2B workshop, our English UK Fair which brings UK language teaching member centres together with education travel operators, education councilors and agents from across this region.   The agents present had unique access to a variety of English UK members, ranging fr...
Continued growth reflects opportunities in Japan and Korea
For the fourth consecutive year the ICEF Japan - Korea Agent Roadshow sold out, reinforcing the region as an important market for international student recruitment.   Held in Tokyo, Japan on February 23 and in Seoul, Korea on February 25, the roadshow hosted 253 participants, including 87 Japanese and 81 Korean agents. Overall the event grew by 2%, driven again by a healthy increase i...
Looking back at the 2016 FELTOM Workshop in Malta
As the FELTOM workshop is now over, we would like to take this opportunity to share this photo album with you. Feel free to tag and share these photos....but above all, we hope you'll enjoy looking at them as much as we enjoyed taking them. Until next year FELTOM! Thank you for yet another great event! :) https://www.facebook.com/SchoolsAgents/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums ...
The 2016 FELTOM Workshop comes to an end
After four days of networking, meetings, tours and, why not, some fun too, the 2016 FELTOM Workshop has just come to an end. In fact, a closing reception was held last night at the Radisson Golden Sands Hotel and Spa, in Golden Bay Malta.   Throughout this past week, the agents who visited Malta and who came from a vast selection of countries including Italy, Hungary, South Korea, Tur...
Interview with Genevieve Abela, CEO of FELTOM
Here's some feedback from Genevieve Abela, CEO of FELTOM, with regards to the workshop which was being held in Malta during the last two days.   After the morning meetings, Agents had the opportunity to visit schools around the island. The event will be coming to an end this evening with a reception for all the representatives.    ...
First Day at the 2016 FELTOM Workshop in Malta
Following yesterday's lovely opening reception at the National Aquarium, it was a bright and early start for us in Malta this morning. Despite the slight drizzle we still made it in time for the first day of meetings at the 2016 FELTOM Workshop.   The first day is practically over and agents have now gone off to visit the various schools that are taking part in this event.   ...
NEAS Advisory Council welcomes Russell Welch
The NEAS Advisory Council is pleased to announce that Russell Welch, Director of John Paul International College (QLD), has accepted an invitation to sit as a NEAS Advisory Councillor.   Russell Welch oversees a college that operates across the schools, VET pathways and ELICOS sectors.  As Foundation Director, Russell was responsible for the college's development and significant ...
What an "Amazon" IH Roadshow!
International House World Organisation have just completed an intrepid roadshow across the vast continent of South America. Visiting the most wonderful cities and meeting great quality agents and friends with a group of International House schools from all over the world.   Patricia Mullen, IH Newcastle and member of the Study Abroad committee mentions "The event began in the beautifu...
Event Preview - WEBA Agents Workshop, Malta
Another event which will be held in Malta this March is the WEBA Agents Workshop. This is the first time that WEBA are hosting an event in Malta.   The Agents Workshop will be a 2 day event between the 15th and 16th March. During these two days, schools will have the opportunity to meet the majority, if not all the agents. This enables everyone  to discuss, not only business prop...
WEBA Rome Photo Album
We are pleased to share our photos and memories from the WEBA Workshop in Rome that took place a few weeks ago, specifically at the beginning of February.   The album can be viewed on our Facebook page here . Feel free to go through the photos and tag yourselves or each other. We've already tagged ourselves!  :) Also, once you're on our page, we woud appreciate a 'Like' too. ...
Verbalists goes UK
Last week, PRODIREKT and Verbalists representatives enjoyed the privilege of being one of the select few companies to be invited to an exclusive Manchester City Football Language School VIP event, organised by Experience English. Whilst in the area, the team also visited other partner schools, making this 10-day visit a real island adventure. In this account we shall be reading about this trip of ...
Event Preview - The 2016 FELTOM ELT Malta Workshop
The FELTOM ELT Malta Workshop held between the 7th and 11th March is all about connecting with schools, educators, industry service providers and agents whilst discovering the ultimate ELT destination.   Acclaimed by students for the full immersion learning experience and continuously setting industry standards, Malta is truly the most happening ELT destination. A Medit...
Six New Centres join IALC ahead of UK Workshop
Six language schools joined the International Association of Language Centres in February. Agents can meet them at the association’s 2016 AGM/Workshop in Leeds & York from 7-10 April.   They are: Inforum Education Australia in Gold Coast BELS in Gozo BELS in St Paul's Bay, Malta Easy School of Languages in Valletta, Malta Ifalpes in Annecy, France Collegium...
NEAS Pioneers Virtual
Australia is a big and expensive place in which to travel around! NEAS shares the challenge of balancing the cost of Quality Assurance with our Quality Assured ELT centres.   A solution to this challenge was recently pioneered in partnership with Inforum Australia. Inforum moved to fabulous new premises only a short time after having undertaken a full NEAS Quality Assurance site ...
2016 Annual AMEP National Working Group
The 2016 Annual AMEP National Working Group workshop is being held in Sydney on 16 – 18 February 2016. The workshop is attended by representatives from AMEP providers across Australia to participate in professional development, assessment validation and networking activities.   This year's workshop will focus on comparing validation approaches within the context of the 2015...
Malta Increasingly Recognized For More Intensive, Specialized English Language Courses
“2015 was another intensive year for FELTOM during which we had ample opportunity to assert our organisation’s three main roles namely upholding a strong and reliable accreditation policy, lobbying for a stronger industry and marketing our services abroad. FELTOM’s efforts are bearing fruit. In fact, in 2015, our member schools seem to have registered more growth through longer s...
The ICEF Dubai Workshop and ICEF Turkey Agent Focus
This year the ICEF Dubai Workshop preceded the inaugural ICEF Turkey Agent Focus. The Turkey Agent Focus was launched after a number of years of strong growth, and the rapid increase in the number of Turkish agents at ICEF Dubai. By separating these markets, ICEF was able to refocus the Dubai Workshop towards the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, whilst also addressing the depth of the Turkish s...
Interview with Richard Affolter from WEBA - live from Rome
Here you can watch a short interview that we held with Richard Affolter from WEBA during WEBA Rome that came to an end yesterday evening.   We will shortly also be posting an album with all the photos from the workshop, as well as some other pictures that show a little bit of our mini adventure with some lovely people around Rome....so stay tuned!   ...
First Day at the WEBA Workshop in Rome
We have only been at the Citta Eterna for a mere few hours, and in this short time we have arrived at our hotel, presented Schools & Agents (the company) to the delegates at the workshop and after that we had a lovely Italian dinner where we continued with the networking.   It is now time to rest a bit and recharge our batteries for tomorow's long day of intense school presentatio...
ELT students a highlight of the English UK Marketing Conference
Out of all the interesting sessions at the English UK Marketing Conference, the most popular with delegates was a session where current ELT students talked about their experiences in the UK.     Each table at the conference venue had two students from different countries, who answered questions about why they chose the UK, what they thought of their accommodation and teachin...
Mental Wellness Support for International Students
Travelling to another country can be a wonderful and exciting life experience. But it can also be difficult for students who have left home for the very first time. Many international students experience a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, loneliness, culture shock, substance abuse and relationship conflicts.   That's why guard.me works closely with institutions to prov...
International House Young Learners’ Conference 2016
International House World Organisation organises a conference for the Young Learner specialists across the IH network each year, and we are pleased to announce that the 2016 YL Conference will be held in Malta on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th of March. The conference takes place in a different location each year and brings together YL coordinators and teachers from around Europe. With decades...
Patrick Pheasant accepts invitation to act as NEAS Advisory Council Convenor
The Directors of NEAS are pleased to advise the membership, that Patrick Pheasant, Director at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching has accepted an invitation from the NEAS Board, to act as the NEAS Advisory Council Convenor. In accepting the invitation Patrick stated that: "I am excited to continue to be of service to the NEAS Advisory Council, Board and NEAS members. In the ...
FELTOM Presents Annual Recognition Award To Minister for Education and Employment
“2015 did not come without its fair share of challenges such as the not so straightforward and sometimes very demanding procedures to help visiting foreign students obtain their necessary visas and temporary residence permits. But facing these challenges helped assert FELTOM as a valid lobby group whose interest is solely that of seeing the ELT industry grow by providing quality services, an...
EU-exit for SME Decision Makers
What impact would a possible UK exit from the European Union have on small to medium sized businesses in England? A YouGov survey of 683 SME decision makers has been held to find their opinion on the matter. The answers to each of the questions were based on industry, age, annual turnover, location and the respondents’ political leaning. Politics It is interesting to note that 65% of...
Christine Bundesen AM appointed as Non-member Director to the NEAS Board
The Directors of NEAS are pleased to advise the membership that Christine Bundesen AM (BA UQueensland, MA UManitoba, MACE, MAICD) has been appointed as a Non-member Director of the NEAS Board. In accepting the invitation Ms Bundesen stated: "I am very pleased to accept the role of Director on the NEAS Board and to being able to contribute to the mission and strategic directions of NEAS in Qua...
International House Roadshow in Colombia and Brazil - February 2016
The next International House World Organisation roadshow will take place in February across several locations in Colombia and Brazil. Representatives from 18 IH study abroad schools will visit MedellÍn then Bogotá on the 17th and 19th of February, followed by São Paulo (22nd February), Porto Alegre (24th February) and Belo Horizonte (26th February). International House ro...
1st Conference of Spanish as a Foreign Language in the Magreb (CELEM)
The 1st Conference of Spanish as a Foreign Language in the Magreb (CELEM) was held on the 11th and 12th of December at the Instituto Cervantes in Rabat. Various Spanish and Moroccan organisations took part with the aim of learning about and developing strategies for promoting Spanish in the area. The Directors and Heads of Study of all the Institutos Cervantes in the region came to the confer...
IH Academic Managers and Trainers Conference 2016
Each year International House World Organisation organises a conference for academic managers around the network. Up until 2015 this has been known as the IH DOS (Director of Studies) Conference. This year the focus of the event was broadened to also include IH teacher trainers and was thus re-named the International House AMT (Academic Managers and Trainers) Conference. It took place in Greenwich...
English UK appoints interim Chief Executive
English UK has appointed a senior industry figure as interim Chief Executive until a permanent replacement is found for Eddie Byers, who died in November. Richard Day is owner of English in Chester and has been an active board member of English UK and predecessor organisation Arels for around 30 years.  He takes up his post immediately, and has already had discussions with senior staff.'...
Added Value for our Premium Members
You’ve asked, we’ve listened! Over the past months several schools have been asking us whether it would be possible for us to send them a list of all our agents and we have, in fact, prepared just that. From now onwards, all our Premium, up-to-date schools are encouraged to get in touch with us via email on bernice@schoolsandagents.com or lynne@schoolsandagents.com , or via Sk...
Making the teaching of Business English professional
The demand for Business English courses is always on the increase, hence so are Business English teachers. The question is, ‘Where does one find qualified Business English teachers?’ Even more so, ‘What is a qualified Business English teacher?’ And if one wants to become a qualified Business English teacher which ELT bodies does he or she have to contact?Such questions have been quite common recen...
From Business to Samba - this is ICEF Latin America!
A feast of colours and music welcomed all those who participated in this year’s ICEF Latin America Workshop which was held in Rio de Janeiro. This proved to be the perfect combination of work and relaxation and this is exactly what ICEF is all about nowadays…no wonder it’s becoming ever so popular!Rio de Janeiro provided the stunning location for the third ICEF Latin America Workshop. The first ti...
FELTOM hosts the largest local international ELT workshop
Representatives from countries around the globe convened in Malta this week for the annual FELTOM (Federation of English Language Teaching Organisation Malta) ELT workshop which this year featured the largest local gathering ever of international agents.   During the week-long event the delegates had the opportunity of meeting up with representatives of local ELT schools and other stake...
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